Join Us for This Live Webinar on Monday, February 3rd at 12PM EST
In this live webinar, “Overview of New York Construction Claim Litigation,” Tashia Rasul, partner at Lois Law Firm, will discuss the patchwork of numerous sources of law which form the basis for construction accident claims in New York. Examining these topics from the perspective of the builder or owner of a construction project, Tashia will provide an overview of the relevant New York common laws and statutory Labor Laws that impose duties and obligations on builders and owners, and that govern the civil claims that plaintiffs file.
Tashia will discuss the following:
- Common and statutory law for owners and contractors.
- Labor Law Sections 200, 240, & 241.
- Recent case law affecting how these statutes are interpreted.
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
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.