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Scheduled Loss of Use “What’s Working Now”: New York Workers’ Compensation Webinar

Join Us for This Live Webinar on Monday October 18, 2021 at 12PM EST or 3PM EST

In this LIVE webinar on Monday, October 18, 2021, Greg Lois leads a discussion and answers questions on Schedule Loss of Use awards in New York. We will focus on the recent case law and practical advice on how to minimize the employer’s exposure in these types of awards. This webinar is offered at two different times, always on the Third Monday of the month, at 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM EST.

We will discuss:

  • Definition of “Schedule Loss of Use,” including what classes of injuries may qualify for this type of award.
  • Overview of how awards are calculated.
  • Te use of IMEs and Disability Duration Guidelines to challenge excessive SLU awards.
  • Answers to common Schedule Loss of Use questions.

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Lois Gives back: Challenged Athletes Foundation

Thanks to all who helped us raise more than $11,000 during our fun run/walk fundraiser event on September 25, 2021!

Together we raised $11,618 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Over the years the Challenged Athletes Foundation has supported over sixty thousand disabled athletes. Sixty thousand individuals who define perseverance, who define dedication, and who define hard work. As we have gotten to know their journeys the LOIS Firm has come alongside to partner with this great Foundation to help those with a disability pursue their goals in sport.

At LOIS, we believe that our work encouraging disabled employees to return to the dignity and purpose of work is just one of the ways that supports that recovery from traumatic injury. We know that people with physical challenges live full, active lives and part of that is through participation in sports and an active lifestyle.

Often times the expensive cost of adaptive sports equipment can be an obstacle that keeps those with physical disabilities on the sidelines. Most medical insurance does not cover adaptive sports equipment; they deem these “luxury” items. LOIS believes that sport is a right and works to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation in its work to overcome this economic barrier.

How the Challenged Athletes Foundation Serves People with Physical Challenges

  • Grants to individuals for sport related expenses not covered by insurance – adaptive sports equipment like prosthetic running feet, handcycles and sport wheelchairs. Travel, training and competition expenses.
  • Camps & clinics – running & mobility, para-triathlon, swimming, adaptive cycling, wheelchair basketball, sit volleyball and more.
  • Support for wounded veterans and first responders through Operation Rebound.
  • Mentorship & community to empower individuals, strengthen communities and create new opportunities for all.

What It All Costs

$30,000 = a set of prosthetic running legs for a growing child
$15,000 = outdoor chair for cycling on trails
$5,000 = a custom track chair
$3,000 = a racing chair
$2,500 = a basketball wheelchair
$2,000 = a Hockey Sled + equipment

Video: Litigating Policy Disputes in Construction Cases

In this video taken from her popular webinar series, Tashia Rasul leads a discussion and answers questions about litigating policy disputes in construction accident cases.

Tashia is a partner at Lois Law Firm and Construction Defense Team Leader. This video is from a live webinar recorded on October 4, 2021.

In this video, Tashia talks about:

  • Who is covered in a Wrap-Up policy? What is an “enrolled” contractor and why does it matter?
  • What is covered in a wrap-up policy? Why is project definition and “phasing” important?
  • An overview of common issues that arise from a construction policy dispute.

Tashia is a partner at Lois Law Firm and Construction Defense Team Leader. This video is from a live webinar recorded on October 4, 2021. Here’s a direct link to watch this video now: link to video (registration required).

How to attend these webinars live and ask questions.

To register for our Construction Litigation Webinar Series, a monthly discussion of recent case law developments and best practices for handling construction accident claims in New York, click the button below (or register here).

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Starting Early – Investigating and Preserving Subrogation Opportunities: Civil Litigation Webinar

Join Us for This Live Webinar on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST

In this live webinar, “Starting Early – Investigating and Preserving Subrogation Opportunities,” Christopher Major of the Lois Law Firm, leads a presentation and discussion on the early identification and protection of risk transfer opportunities in workers’ compensation claims. Join us for this live discussion and Q & A.

Major will discuss the following:

  • The value of early identification of risk-transfer opportunities.
  • What risk professionals need to know about limitations on subrogation and when and how to preserve reimbursement rights.
  • What defense counsel should be doing to protect risk transfer rights.
  • How recent case decisions will impact the practice in 2021 and beyond.

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Coverage Disputes: Construction Defense Webinar

Join Us for This Live Webinar on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 12 PM EST

In this live webinar, “Coverage Issues in Multijurisdictional Construction Claims,” Tashia Rasul, partner at Lois Law Firm, discusses the challenges in defending catastrophic construction losses when coverage is an issue.

Tashia will discuss the following:

  • Workers’ Compensation coverage issues.
  • Differences between operational policy coverage and wrap up coverage.
  • How and in which venue coverage issues are resolved.

To register for our Construction Litigation Webinar Series, a monthly discussion of recent case law developments and best practices for handling construction accident claims in New York, click the button below (or register here).

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Effective Use of IMEs: New York Workers’ Compensation Webinar

Join Us for This Live Webinar on Monday September 20, 2021 at 12PM EST or 3PM EST

In this LIVE webinar on Monday, September 20, 2021, Greg Lois leads a discussion and answers questions on the best use of independent medical evaluations in New York. This webinar is offered at two different times, always on the Third Monday of the month, at 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM EST.

We will discuss:

  • When to get an IME in the case lifecycle.
  • How to choose the best evaluator.
  • How to prepare the IME physician to provide them with the tools they need to provide a useful report.
  • How to defend your evaluator at trial.

To register for our New York Workers’ Compensation Webinar Series, a monthly discussion offered at your choice of time in two sessions, click the buttons below (or register here).

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