New York Workers’ Compensation Defense

We represent insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third party claim administrators, and employers before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. We handle 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. 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 risk professional or adjuster always knows who is assigned – because the attorney does not change.

Our approach in New York.

Within seven (7) days of referral, we provide your adjuster with a comprehensive legal action plan and budget, setting out the likely exposure, plan of action to get the case to close, analysis of any potential legal defenses, and identify the handling/trial attorney and paralegal assigned to the case. We provide you with any court- or venue- specific information, such as who the judge is, evaluation of the treating providers, best IME doctor to use, etc.

Who we are.

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

We have tried dozens of cases to conclusion this year in each of the courts we go to. We are aggressive in pursuing appeals and our practice has an above-average record on winning appeals.

We Handle the Entire State.

We appear in all New York City courts and all “upstate” hearings. We handle all workers’ compensation hearing locations in the State of New York.

City hearing points:

  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens (Jamaica)
  • Staten Island
  • White Plains
  • Garden City
  • Hauppauge

We attend all Hearing Points statewide:

  • Albany (Menands)
  • Batavia
  • Binghamton
  • Buffalo
  • Elmira
  • Hudson
  • Jamestown
  • Newburgh (New Windsor)
  • New City
  • Poughkeepsie
  • Plattsburgh
  • Norwich
  • Rochester
  • Saranac Lake
  • Syracuse
  • Utica
  • Watertown

Rates.

We are strictly time and expense. Contact Greg Lois or Practice Manager Lauren Rella for our rates to provide a workers’ compensation defense in New York.

Attorney Contact.

Contact partner Greg Lois with questions or to make referrals.

New York Workers’ Compensation Publications & Events from LOIS

2021 New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook

Extensively updated for 2021, our essential handbook to defending New York Workers’ Compensation claims is available for instant download. This edition includes an entirely new chapter analyzing how COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) claims are handled under the New York Workers’ Compensation Law.

Live Training: Our New York Workers’ Compensation law Webinar Series

Here are some upcoming New York Workers’ Compensation webinars:

Dec
21
New York Workers’ Compensation Webinar: Risk Transfer & Subrogation (12 PM EST Session)
Title: “Risk Transfer & Subrogation, New York Workers’ Compensation, 12 PM EST Sessi...
Dec
21
New York Workers’ Compensation Webinar: Risk Transfer & Subrogation (3 PM EST Session)
Title: “Risk transfer & Subrogation, New York Workers’ Compensation, 3 PM EST Sessio...

More about our webinar learning series at LOIS.

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