Category Archives: Defenses

Video: The Second Injury Fund in New Jersey

In this video, Greg Lois explains how the Second Injury Fund in New Jersey works and how obtaining contribution from the Fund reduces exposure in total disability cases .  This video is from a live webinar provided to clients on March 22, 2021.

Topics discussed:

  • Overview of the Second Injury Fund, including a discussion of the types of cases where the Fund must contribute.
  • Practical Example, including calculations of Fund contribution and impact on exposure.
  • Live Q & A on topic.
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Video: New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Year-in-Review

In this video, we look back at the statutory changes and case law developments from 2020 that will impact New Jersey workers’ compensation cases in 2021.  This video is from a live webinar provided to clients on January 25, 2021.

Topics discussed:

  • Impact of statutory presumption on COVID-19 claims.
  • New case law on Medical Provider reimbursement claims.
  • Update on court closures and new presiding judges appointed.
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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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