Category Archives: New York

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.

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Leveraging a Third-Party Action in a Workers’ Compensation Claim: Civil Litigation Webinar

Join Us for This Live Webinar on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST

In this live webinar, “Leveraging a Third-Party Action in a Workers’ Compensation Claim,” Christopher Major of the Lois Law Firm, leads a presentation and discussion on how the strategic risk professional will increase their bargaining power in resolving a workers’ compensation action when a claimant has a civil action pending against an actual tortfeasor. We’ll talk about global resolutions, waiver of reimbursement, and the use of discovery in impacting the workers’ compensation claim. Join us for this live discussion and Q & A.

Major will discuss the following:

  • The value of strategic coordination when resolving workers’ compensation case sin the presence of a third-party action.
  • What risk professionals can do to maximize leverage and obtain amicable resolutions.
  • Real life examples of strategic leverage and global settlement.
  • How recent case decisions will impact the practice in 2021 and beyond.

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Global Settlements: Construction Defense Webinar

Join Us for This Live Webinar on TUESDAY, September 7th, 2021 at 12PM EST

In this live webinar, “Global Settlements in Multijurisdictional Construction Claims,” Tashia Rasul, partner at Lois Law Firm, explores the advantages of resolving the general liability and workers’ compensation cases at the same time. Further, defense counsel representing general litigation defendant and workers’ compensation claim should be brought together at the time the arbitration, mediation, or other settlement opportunity arises.

Tashia will discuss the following:

  • Workers’ Compensation reimbursement and leverage.
  • General Liability/civil litigation settlement allocation.
  • Using counsel effectively to negotiate settlements.
  • Practical examples.

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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Video: Update on Medical Treatment Issues in New York

In this video, Greg Lois provides an overview and answers questions about rule changes and implementation of new Guidelines which impact the way medical treatment is delivered and paid for in New York Workers’ Compensation claims. This video is from a live webinar provided to clients on August 16, 2021.

In this video, Greg talks about:

  • When the new Medical Treatment Guidelines will be implemented;
  • How the new “Onboard Limited Release” computer system being rolled out by the Workers’ Compensation Board will impact carriers and employers;
  • Defending out-of-state medical claims;
  • Drug formulary implementation update;
  • Medicinal marijuana FAQs;
  • Answers questions live.

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Video: The Carrier’s Rights Under Kelly, Burns, & Bissell

The “Major Monday’s” Webinar

In this video, “The Carrier’s Rights Under Kelly, Burns, and Bissell,” Christopher Major explores the carrier’s right to reimbursement and subrogation under Section 29 of the New York workers’ compensation law. This video was recorded live from training provided by Lois LLC on August 9, 2021.

Major discusses the following:

  • There’s no such thing as 1/3rd, 1/3rd, 1/3rd in New York!
  • How Kelly apportionment works with examples.
  • How the Burns decision impacts recovery for Loss of Wage Earning Capacity awards.
  • Understanding how the share of litigation expense impacts recovery.
  • What the Matter of Stenson means for lien waiver.
  • The Bissell decision and speculative medial expenses.

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Video: Coordinating Multijurisdictional Construction Litigation Using Milestones

In this video taken from her popular webinar series, Tashia Rasul leads a discussion and answers questions about using litigation milestones to coordinate counsel representing construction entities in actions pending in civil court and workers’ compensation court at the same time.

Tashia is a partner at Lois Law Firm and Construction Defense Team Leader. This video is from a live webinar recorded on August 2, 2021.

In this video, Tashia talks about:

  • Coordinating litigation proceeding in both workers’ compensation court AND a civil court;
  • Milestones in a typical workers’ compensation proceeding in New York;
  • Milestones in a construction general liability action in New York.
  • Best Practices for reaching global settlements, including advice on mediation strategy.

Tashia is a partner at Lois Law Firm and Construction Defense Team Leader. This video is from a live webinar recorded on August 2, 2021. Here’s a direct link to watch this video now: link to video (registration required).

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