Category Archives: Defenses

Video: Expert Witnesses and COVID-19 Claims in New Jersey

In this video, we look at expert witnesses in general and then apply that to the defense of COVID-19 claims in New Jersey workers’ compensation cases.  This video is from a live webinar provided to clients on September 28, 2020.

Topics discussed:

  • General ins-and-outs of selecting a medical expert.
  • Defending your expert’s testimony at trial.
  • Use of expert witnesses in COVID-19 cases.
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Video: How To Defend Motions for Med & Temp In New Jersey

In this video, we discuss defense strategies to handle Motions for Medical and Temporary Disability benefits in New Jersey workers’ compensation cases.  This video is from a live webinar provided to clients on August 24, 2020.

Topics discussed:

  • What are the rules? When the Petitioner can file a Motion seeking additional medical care under New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Law.
  • Common strategies in defending Motions for Med & temp.
  • The exposure to an employer when medical care becomes a litigated issue in a New Jersey case.
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Video: How Not To Defend Wage Reconstruction Cases In New Jersey

We talk about the mind-bogglingly terrible decision Calero v. Target, a June 10, 2020 case where the employer was hit with a doubled award because of defenses not raised! This video is from a live webinar provided to clients on July 27, 2020.

Topics discussed:

  • What is wage reconstruction and when is it appropriate?
  • When and how to raise legal defenses to wage reconstruction cases.
  • Practical aspects of defending wage reconstruction claims, including a discussion of the proofs needed at trial.
  • In depth discussion of Calero and other case law that counsel should know about.
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Video: Case Law Update on Temporary Disability In New York

In this video, Attorney Greg Lois leads a discussion on temporary disability benefits in New York Workers’ Compensation claims. This video is from a live webinar provided to clients on July 21, 2020.

In this video, Greg provides answers to common questions, such as:

  • When must temporary disability benefits be issued?
  • What is the waiting period of issuing benefits? How does the Payor Compliance rule affect the starting or timing of benefits?
  • How is COVID-19 affecting temporary disability benefits?
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Video: Defense of Off-Premises Injuries In New Jersey

Attorney Greg Lois leads a discussion on defending off-premises claims in New Jersey. This video is from a live webinar provided to clients on June 22, 2020.

Topics discussed:

  • COVID-19 Legislative and Court proceedings Update;
  • When and how to raise legal defenses to going-and-coming injuries.
  • Practical aspects of defending off-premises claims, including a discussion of the proofs needed at trial.
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Video: Defending Off Premises and Grey Area Losses in New York

In this video, Attorney Greg Lois leads a discussion on defending off-premises claims in New York, including the “grey area” rule as it relates to sidewalks and special hazards of city employments. This video is from a live webinar provided to clients on June 15, 2020.

In this video, Greg provides answers to common questions, such as:

  • COVID-19 Legislative and Court proceedings Update;
  • When and how to raise legal defenses to going-and-coming injuries.
  • Practical aspects of defending off-premises claims, including a discussion of the proofs needed at trial.
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