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Defending Employers Podcast: Episode 160

IMEs versus Record Reviews in New York Workers’ Compensation Claims

In this episode, Attorney Greg Lois explores the methods and tactics to consider when choosing either an Independent Medical Evaluation or records review in New York Workers’ Compensation claims. This audio is from a live webinar provided to clients on September 21, 2020.

In this video, Greg talks about what is changing now, such as:

  • The differences between an IME and a records review;
  • How the relevant rules (WCL Section 137 and 12 NYCRR 300.2 impact the decision of record review or IME;
  • The pros and cons of IME versus records review; and
  • Why records reviews may be preferable when defending COVID-19 claims.

What is “Defending Employers: Audio From Lois Law Firm, Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys”?

This is the audio feed from Lois Law Firm’s popular webinar training series. Every month the Firm’s attorneys present different topics in workers’ compensation. Meant as a “101-” level training course, the attorneys present a fresh take on common issues in workers’ compensation defense.

Special Reports. When emerging legal issues arise that impact employers, Lois Law Firm publishes special presentations. These special events, hosted by attorneys and presented in plain English, make the emergent changes understandable for business owners, insurance carriers, and other attorneys.

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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.

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