Video: Evaluating Permanency Exposure in New York Workers’ Compensation Claims

Attorneys Tashia Rasul and Tim Kane lead a presentation and answer questions on evaluating exposure for Loss of Wage Earning Capacity awards in New York workers’ compensation claims.

Subject: New York, Workers’ Compensation Law, LWEC, Permanency, Exposure
Date Presented: November 20, 2017
Presenter(s): Tashia Rasul and Tim Kane
Run time: 29:30


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Lois LLC Welcomes Nidhi Shetye to New York Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice

Today the Firm welcomes attorney Nidhi Shetye who joins the New York Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice at Lois LLC.

Attorney Nidhi Shetye joins LOIS.
Nidhi Shetye, Esq.

Nidhi focuses on representing insurance companies and self-insured employers before the New York Workers’ Compensation Board. Nidhi’s prior experience includes representing business clients by drafting answers to complaints, motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, writing appeals to District Court, performing discovery functions including depositions, drafting production requests and responses and representing clients in court and at status conferences. Continue reading Lois LLC Welcomes Nidhi Shetye to New York Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice

Loss Transfer in New York: Third Fridays Podcast


Discussion of New York’s “No Fault” Insurance Law (Article 51) and Workers’ Compensation Law Section 29 liens in New York. Host Christian Sison welcomes returning guest Christopher Major to the latest episode of Third Fridays to discuss the interplay between the “carve out” of reimbursement and when it applies in New York workers’ compensation cases. This episode is a must-listen for subrogation specialists, carrier risk professionals, and New York attorneys handling motor vehicle and workers’ compensation cases in New York.

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Virtual Hearings Coming To New York!

The New York Workers’ Compensation Virtual Hearings pilot program will be rolled out starting next week for hearings at the Menands (Albany) hearing point.

Virtual Hearings will allow injured workers, attorneys/representatives, witnesses and other participants to attend hearings online. Participants will no longer have to travel to a hearing site to attend their hearing. For the time being, parties will have the option to attend any hearing eligible for a virtual hearing either in person, as they normally would, or via the Board’s video conference software program.

According to the Board website:

Virtual Hearings will be rolled out gradually to districts throughout New York State after the successful completion of the Board’s Virtual Hearing pilot. The pilot moves into the next stage with Virtual Hearings available in the Albany District Office, located in Menands, beginning November 13, 2017.

If you are eligible to attend your hearing virtually, you will see a notification of ““Virtual Hearing Available” adobe pdf at the bottom of your hearing notice, along with detailed instructions.

There is no set time frame for when all Workers’ Compensation hearings in the state will be eligible for a virtual hearing but it is clear this is coming state-wide in the near future.

Anyone that has set foot in a hearing point recently has seen updated technology in many of the hearing points and presumably this is the Board preparing for the roll out across the state.

The Board has been hosting a series of webinar training sessions for attorneys and representatives to provide instructions on how to attend hearings virtually, as well as how to use the new check-in procedure when appearing in person. During a “Question & Answers” segment of one of the webinars it was disclosed that claimants will be allowed to attend virtual hearings using audio only but attorneys and representatives will be required to appear via video. Additionally, it appears the plan is eventually for all hearings aside from discrimination matters to be eligible for the virtual hearing process.

It is anticipated there will be many “growing pains” as the Board implements this new process. Presumably, regulations and new Board rules will follow.

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Download Kindle edition of 2018 New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law Handbook

New Jersey Workers' Compensation 2018 HandbookThis is the Kindle (“.mobi” file, compatible with amazon Kindle devices) version of “New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law – 2018 Edition” by Gregory Lois. This is the most practical, up-to-date and easy-to-understand guide to New Jersey workers’ compensation claims available. This book is designed for employers, attorneys, claims adjusters, physicians, self-insured employers and vocational rehabilitation workers. This guide is written in plain English by a New Jersey attorney and provides a detailed analysis of relevant statutes and regulations; a complete recap of recent court decisions; and a full description of current practice and procedure.  This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated issues and makes the law understandable for business owners.

A comprehensive description, including a list of what was updated since the last (2017) edition and complete chapter list is here.


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Download ePub/iBooks Version of 2018 New York Workers’ Compensation Law Handbook

New York Workers' Compensation Law 2018 HandbookThis is the ePub version of “New York Workers’ Compensation Law – 2018 Edition” by Gregory Lois (compatible with Apple’s iBooks format). This is the most practical, up-to-date and easy-to-understand guide to New Jersey workers’ compensation claims available. This book is designed for employers, attorneys, claims adjusters, physicians, self-insured employers and vocational rehabilitation workers. This guide is written in plain English by a New Jersey attorney and provides a detailed analysis of relevant statutes and regulations; a complete recap of recent court decisions; and a full description of current practice and procedure. This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated issues and makes the law understandable for business owners.

A comprehensive description, including a list of what was updated since the last (2017) edition and complete chapter list is here.


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Looking for a different version or more information about this book? The book is also available in PDF format and for Kindle.

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