Defending WTC “Rescue, recovery, and clean-up”Claims Under Article 8-A

Although seventeen years have elapsed since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, New York Workers’ Compensation claimants continue to bring claims for latent conditions they allege are related to the World Trade Center attack (generally referred to as “Article 8-A claims”, based on the governing statute). Any claimant suffering from a qualifying latent condition is eligible to bring an Article 8-A claim if they participated in “rescue, recovery and clean-up operations” at the World Trade Center site (and other related sites listed in the statute) between September 11, 2001, and September 12, 2002. While these claims are often emotionally compelling, the claimants often do not have grounds to bring the claims under 8-A. Here’s how to defend these claims. Continue reading Defending WTC “Rescue, recovery, and clean-up”Claims Under Article 8-A

Third Friday Video: Tactical and Practical Use of Independent Medical Experts

Third Friday Podcast Host Christian Sison is joined by attorney Joseph Melchionne to discuss practical and tactical aspects of aggressively defending claims using Independent Medical Examinations in New York. This is video from the recording of the podcast released October 19, 2018.
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Video: Getting the Most from Your IMEs in New York

This is the video from our October 15, 2018 live webinar presented by Tashia Rasul and Greg Lois. At the end of the presentation, attendees will have a better understanding of the use of independent medical evaluators, how to choose an examiner, and how best to prepare your IME doctor to provide you with the best report for your case.

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