The Board has adopted New Guidelines for Determining Impairment. These are the same Guidelines which were proposed in November 2017. The new Guidelines replace the prior methods of determining Scheduled Loss of Use for all claims where an impairment report was not submitted before January 1, 2018. For cases where an impairment rating report was submitted before January 1, 2018, the 2012 Guidelines will apply. The new Guidelines are here.
Attorneys Christopher Major and Greg Lois present a webinar on carrier recovery through reimbursement and subrogation under New Jersey’s Section 40 (N.J.S.A. 34:15-40). They discuss the impact of recent cases, such as the December 11, 2017 Supreme Court decision in Vitale v. Schering Plough and the November 22, 2017 Appellate Decision in Pino v. Polanco. The attorneys discuss reimbursement to the carrier/employer from the proceeds of civil actions as well as tactics for maximizing recovery – including practical negotiation tips for dealing with plaintiff’s attorneys who always demand a lien reduction to “1/3rd.”
Subject: New Jersey, Workers’ Compensation Law, Exposure, Permanency, MMI
Date Presented: December 26, 2017
Presenter(s): Christopher Major and Greg Lois
Run time: 29:42
Attorneys Christopher Major and Glenn Johnston lead a presentation on Section 29 reimbursement and subrogation in New York workers’ compensation claims. The attorneys discuss reimbursement to the carrier/employer from the proceeds of civil actions as well as tactics for maximizing recovery – including negotiation tips for dealing with plaintiff’s attorneys who always demand a lien reduction to “1/3rd.”
Subject: New York, Workers’ Compensation Law, LWEC, Permanency, Exposure
Date Presented: December 18, 2017
Presenter(s): Christopher Major and Glenn Johnston
Run time: 22:51
Host Christian Sison welcomes guest Declan Gourley to this episode of Third Fridays to discuss the draft Schedule Loss of Use Guidelines coming into New York workers’ compensation cases in January 2018. The attorneys discuss the first draft Guidelines issued in September 2017, the process whereby claimant’s attorneys persuaded the Board to roll back the improvements, and the final draft version of the proposed Guidelines promulgated in November 2017. The attorneys discuss the likely impact of the draft Guidelines and what to do when they become effective in January 2018.
Nidhi Shetye, an associate in the New York workers’ compensation defense practice at LOIS, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the New York Women’s Bar Association. The New York Women’s Bar Association is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the status of women in society, educating women lawyers and assisting them in professional development and advancement, and promoting the fair and equal administration of justice.
Lois Law Firm welcomes New Jersey trial attorney Chris Diaz to the Firm’s New Jersey workers’ compensation defense practice. For nearly 20 years Chris Diaz has represented employers and carriers in New Jersey workers’ compensation cases. Chris was formerly house counsel for both AIG and Zurich Insurance. In these roles Chris has forged a reputation as an aggressive defender of the employers and carriers he represents.