New York

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. The attorney/paralegal assignments are made based on the court the case will be listed in.

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.

Our approach in New York.

All new files are sent to the supervising partner, Greg Lois.

Within seven (7) days of referral, we provide your adjuster with a comprehensive legal action plan and budget, setting out the likely exposure, plan of action to get the case to close, analysis of any potential legal defenses, and identify the handling/trial attorney and paralegal assigned to the case. We provide you with any court- or venue- specific information, such as who the judge is, evaluation of the treating providers, best IME doctor to use, etc.

Who we are.

All of our attorneys are 100% dedicated to defending worker’s compensation claims. While we do some associated general litigation (usually subrogation related to the workers’ compensation claims we handle) all of my attorneys focus their practice on workers’ compensation.

We currently handle all of the hearing points from Albany on south (“downstate.”). We are in every city court every day.

We assign attorneys to specific courts and not to clients or matters. This way, your attorney is an expert on his/her specific court and judge. We have tried dozens of cases to conclusion this year in each of the courts we go to. We are aggressive in pursuing appeals and our practice has an above-average record on winning appeals.

Where we go.

We regularly appear in New York City courts and downstate hearing points close to NYC.

City hearing points:

  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • Staten Island
  • White Plains
  • Garden City
  • Hauppauge

Downstate Hearing Points

  • Newburgh (New Windsor)
  • New City
  • Monticello
  • Poughkeepsie
  • All appeals (Albany)

Rates.

We are strictly time and expense. Contact Greg Lois for our rates to provide a workers’ compensation defense in New York.

Attorney Contact.

Contact partner Greg Lois with questions or to make referrals.

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