2017 New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook

New York Workers' Compensation law 2017This is Gregory Lois’ practical, up-to-date, and easy-to-understand guide to workers’ compensation claims in New York. This book is designed for employers, attorneys, claim adjusters, physicians, self-insured employers and vocational rehabilitation workers.

This guide is written in plain English by a New York State attorney and provides a detailed analysis of relevant statutes and regulations; a complete recap of recent court decisions including 2015 & 2016 cases; and a full description of current practice. This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated issues and makes the law understandable for business owners.

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About the Book.

List Price: $39.00
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
282 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1536873917 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1536873918
BISAC: Law / Labor & Employment

New in the 2017 edition:

  • Updated rates and benefits sections with 2016-2017 rates.
  • New “denied case” flowchart (Chapter 1).
  • Expanded recommendations for use of surveillance at trial (Ch. 2).
  • New discussion on “Owner Controlled Insurance Policies” (Ch. 23).
  • Updated discussion of WCL §25-a to include discussion of April 14, 2016 finding closure of Special Fund for Reopened Cases unconstitutional (Ch. 18)
  • New Appendix with chart of maximum rates in effect by year (App. 5).

Includes a summary of the Medical Treatment Guidelines (Chapter 8, beginning at page 79) and the New York State Guidelines for Determining Permanent Impairment. Up-to-date chapters on the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and MMSEA, OSHA regulations, and HIPAA considerations are included.
[Revision date: August 6, 2016]

Chapter List:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Claim Overview (beginning at page 5)
  • Chapter 2: Fighting Frivolous Claims (page 29)
  • Chapter 3: Jurisdiction  (page 35)
  • Chapter 4: Employers and Employees (page 41)
  • Chapter 5: Defenses (page 53)
  • Chapter 6: Arising Out Of and In the Course of Employment (page 63)
  • Chapter 7: Indemnity Benefits (page 69)
  • Chapter 8: Medical Benefits and the Medical Treatment Guidelines (page 79)
  • Chapter 9: Death Benefits (page 93)
  • Chapter 10: Off the Job injuries; Disability Benefits (page 97)
  • Chapter 11: Traumatic Injuries (page 99)
  • Chapter 12: Occupational Claims (page 103)
  • Chapter 13: Trials and Hearings (page 109)
  • Chapter 14: Independent Medical Evaluations (page 121)
  • Chapter 15: Understanding Loss of Wage Earning Capacity (LWEC) (page 129)
  • Chapter 16: Settling Claims (page 151)
  • Chapter 17: Reopening Closed PPD Cases (page 161)
  • Chapter 18: Liens, Third Party Settlements, Special Fund Reimbursement, and Loss Transfer Litigation. (page 169)
  • Chapter 19: Penalties. (page 189)
  • Chapter 20: Medicare Secondary Payer Act (page 195)
  • Chapter 21: OSHA- Developing a Comprehensive Prevention Strategy for Workplace Injuries (page 205)
  • Chapter 22: HIPAA (page 215)
  • Appendix I: Glossary of Terms (page 231)
  • Appendix II: New York “Cheat Sheets.” (page 243)
  • Appendix III: Scheduled Loss of Use Chart (page 245)
  • Appendix IV: LWEC Weeks Chart (page 247)
  • Appendix V: Maximum Rates by Year (page 249)
  • Index (page 251)

Attribution

Author: Gregory Lois

Contributions by:

Defending Employers