While the workers’ compensation employer and carrier are generally immune from suit for work-related injuries in both New York (Sections 11 and 29(6)) and New Jersey (NJSA 34:15-8), sometimes the insured will be named a defendant in the claimant’s civil action. This could be for any number of reasons (discovery purposes only, an alleged intentional wrong, New York’s Scaffold Law, impleader for indemnification/contribution, etc.), but the insured’s involvement in the civil action has a direct impact on the reimbursement and subrogation potential of the claim!
In this episode, “What Happens When the Employer is Sued Civilly?,” Christopher Major, partner at Lois Law Firm, explores the types of situations where the insured ends up in civil litigation for a work-related accident, and what the best practices are when that happens.
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 and Presentations: 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.