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Video: Impact of Law Changes on Workers’ Compensation in New York

This is our updated presentation on impact of the 2017 legislative changes to the New York Workers’ Compensation Law. The New York workers’ compensation statute was changed on April 10, 2017. Lois LLC held a webinar for clients and guests on how the statutory changes will affect employers, carriers, and self insureds in New York.

Subject: New York, Workers’ Compensation Law, Reforms
Date Presented: May 17, 2017
Presenter(s): Greg Lois, Esq.
Run time: 21:41 Continue reading Video: Impact of Law Changes on Workers’ Compensation in New York

Video: Which Defense Applies? Common Defenses in New York

Attorneys Tim Kane and Greg Lois cover the fundamentals on challenging the the basic presumptions relied upon by the claimant in establishing their case, disputing new “consequential” body parts, and raising all applicable defense. We discuss some little used (but available) defenses, such as the intoxication defense. At the end of the presentation attendees will have a basic understanding of various common defenses under the New York Workers’ Compensation Law.

Subject: New York, Workers’ Compensation Law, Intoxication, Idiopathics, Consequential, Notice, Statute of Limitations, Defenses, Employer-Employee
Date Presented: May 15, 2017
Presenter(s): Greg Lois, Esq.
Run time: 29:26 Continue reading Video: Which Defense Applies? Common Defenses in New York

The Defense of Your Business is Our Business®

You don’t need a Firm, you need an attorney. That relationship is powerful when it is working well. And when it isn’t – when your attorney is not communicating with you, not asking the right questions, or not being aggressive enough – the relationship has failed. You deserve a partner, not a vendor.

We handle all of our workers’ compensation defense cases from cradle-to-grave. We want to be by your side, moving cases aggressively to closure from the start of litigation all the way through to settlement. We only assign one attorney and one paralegal to each case. The attorney/paralegal assignments are made based on the court the case will be listed in.

This means that your team members always have one contact to go to for any questions. We do not have “hearing attorney” or a “negotiation attorney” or “appeal department” or anything else! All of our attorneys handle all of those roles – meaning cases are not “passed around” as they move through the litigation process. Your adjuster always knows who is assigned – because the attorney does not change.

All of our attorneys are 100% dedicated to defending worker’s compensation claims. While we do some associated general litigation (usually subrogation related to the workers’ compensation claims we handle) all LOIS attorneys focus their practice on workers’ compensation defense.

We defend workers’ compensation cases across New York. We are in every city court every day. We handle the entire state of New Jersey.

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Video: The Defense of Lack of Employment in New Jersey

Here is the post-webinar video from our most recent presentation, “Is the Petitioner an Employee?” from our New Jersey workers’ compensation webinar training series.

The webinar was presented live by Lois LLC partner Joe Jones and associate Angiola DiPopolo and audience questions are addressed such as:

  • “How is ’employment’ defined in New Jersey?”
  • “How is the defense of ‘Lack of Employment’ raised?”
  • “How do the courts define an ‘independent contractor’ in New Jersey” and
  • “What about ‘undocumented’ or illegal workers – can they get benefits as a petitioner in a New Jersey workers’ compensation claim?”

Subject: New Jersey, Workers’ Compensation Law, Second Injury Fund
Date Presented: April 24, 2017
Presenter(s): Joe Jones, Esq. and Angiola DiPopolo, Esq.
Run time: 20:01 Continue reading Video: The Defense of Lack of Employment in New Jersey

Video: Is the Claimant an Employee?

Is a minor covered by New York’s Workers’ Compensation law? How about undocumented workers? What are the rules for coverage for independent contractors? Attorney Greg Lois presents a webinar on the defense of “Lack of Employment” in New York.

Subject: New York, Workers’ Compensation Law, Lack of Employment, Defenses, Employer-Employee
Date Presented: April 17, 2017
Presenter(s): Greg Lois, Esq.
Run time: 23:10 Continue reading Video: Is the Claimant an Employee?