LOIS Partner Tashia Rasul will participate in a panel “Best Practices for Dual Jurisdiction Claims” at the CLM Annual Conference in Orlando Florida on March 14, 2019.

Evaluating Exposure in Catastrophic Construction Losses: Construction Defense Webinar

Join Us for This Live Webinar on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 12PM EST

In this live webinar, “Evaluating Exposure in Catastrophic Construction Losses,” Tashia Rasul, partner at Lois Law Firm, will explain how an experienced defense litigator evaluates catastrophic construction accident claims to provide accurate estimates of exposure throughout the lifecycle of the litigated case.

Tashia will discuss the following:

  • Workers’ Compensation exposures, including medical, indemnity, and permanency exposure.
  • Exposure in the civil litigation.
  • How and When exposure estimates should be provided by counsel to risk professionals and stakeholders.

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).

Why LOIS Has a Dedicated Construction Defense Practice

Lois has a dedicated Construction Defense Practice because New York construction injuries often lead to two claims: one pending in workers’ compensation court and a civil case based on New York’s Labor Law. These cases are multi-jurisdictional as the two courts reviewing the same set of facts have very different jurisdictional limitations and powers. The injured worker is typically represented by seasoned counsel (from one of just a few firms who have turned construction claims into a specialty) and is aided by a statutory scheme in New York which creates a cottage industry of strict liability claims for employers. The embattled construction employer is therefore required to defend two claims at once filed by the same employee.

About the Host, Tashia Rasul, Esq.

At LOIS, Tashia leads the New York Construction Practice, which exclusively handles workers’ compensation claims arising out of construction accidents. Tashia represents employers, self-ensured companies, insurance carriers and third party administrators before the workers’ compensation courts in New York. Her expertise lies in complex coverage issues, wrap-ups, and claims arising out of catastrophic injuries. As part of her practice, Tashia frequently visits accident sites and provides on-site training to employers regarding workers’ compensation claims, as well as to develop defense strategies. Tashia is the author of the “Defending Construction Claims” Handbook (more on the handbook below).

Tashia regularly counsels clients on the importance of coordinating defense of workers’ compensation and general liability claims, and has a track record of favorable outcomes as a result of such coordination. In concert with Lois Law Firm’s recommended protocol for coordinating workers’ compensation and general liability defense, Tashia led a discussion of the protocol at the 2019 Annual Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Conference to educate her peers on the importance of joint defense.

Get The Construction Defense Handbook

2020 Construction Defense Handbook
Cover of 2020 Construction Defense Handbook, by Tashia Rasul, Esq.

Authored by Tashia Rasul, Esq., this book is intended for employers, risk managers, insurance brokers and adjusters who are involved in the defense of construction accident claims in New York, and who are looking for a plain-English guide to defending construction accident claims.

Upcoming Webinars from the Construction Defense Practice

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Learn More About Construction Defense at LOIS

For more about the Construction Defense Practice at LOIS, or to request a hard (printed) copy of the “Defending Construction Claims Handbook, 2020 Edition” click here.

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