Today’s topic is fraud. Attorney Christian Sison welcomes New York defense litigator Usra Hussain to the show to discuss fighting fraud in New York workers’ compensation claims. Can employers prove that claimants “knowingly” violate Section 114-a? Is it always beneficial to raise fraud at the outset of a claim? The episode ends with Usra taking her turn at “Guess the Outcome”! Continue reading Fraud – Third Fridays Podcast
Christian Sison welcomes guest attorney, Timothy Kane, to the third Episode of the podcast. Christian and Tim discuss Tim’s prior role as a claimant’s attorney in New York Workers’ Compensation cases and how that has helped him to be a zealous advocate for employers. The two of them then talk about using that information to stress aggressive investigation into claims, in preparation for litigation of several issues. After Tim plays “Guess the Outcome,” he and Christian conceptualize the difficulty of rebutting the presumption afforded to claimants pursuant to Section 21 of the New York Workers’ Compensation Law. Continue reading The Claimant’s Attorney Perspective – Third Fridays Podcast
Tashia Rasul is invited on the show to speak about Owner Controlled Insurance Policies and the implications of these arrangements in defending workers’ compensation claims. Continue reading Owner Controlled Insurance Policies – Third Friday Discussion (Podcast)
Declan Gourley is invited on the show to speak about the opioid epidemic and how it relates to New York Workers’ Compensation. Declan and show host Christian Sison discuss a recent Board Subject Number that changes an important procedural form for litigating issues involving opioids. Continue reading Opiates – Third Friday Discussion
Opioids is one of the hottest topics in the workers’ compensation arena. As a result of the epidemic across the country, the New York Workers’ Compensation Board has implemented new procedures to address opioids. You can locate our recent articles about opioid abuse, requesting a weaning program with the assistance of the Non-Acute Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines, and the recent Board Bulletin released by the Workers’ Compensation Board that reiterates a growing need to stop the proliferation of long-term opioid use. Continue reading Emergency Room Opioids?
Today, November 18, 2016, is the third Friday of the month. In New York Workers’ Compensation, it is the only non-holiday in which no hearings are held through the entire State. So on that day, we present to you Third Fridays, a legal podcast – also available in video format – that aims to discuss high-level issues in Workers’ Compensation. I will host and moderate a discussion involving a special guest, and our hope is that you gain insight into practical and procedural routes to close your cases.
The podcast’s debut episode will solely be about opioids, a far-reaching problem experienced by all states. If you have a question about opioids, submit it via email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org! We will incorporate your question into the discussion.
Third Fridays will premiere on December 16, 2016. Before you take your extended holiday vacation, give it a listen or a viewing. You will also learn how to become eligible to win a free iPad mini!