2018 New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook

New York Workers' Compensation Law 2018 HandbookThis 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 2016 & 2017 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: $129.00
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
282 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1548884536
ISBN-10: 1548884537
BISAC: Law / Labor & Employment

New in the 2018 edition:

  • Updated rates and benefits sections with 2017-2018 rates.
  • Updates to reflect statutory changes form April 2017 statutory reform.
  • New chapter on World Trade Center Health Fund (Chapter 20).
  • Information on new 45 day hearing request (Chapter 1).
  • New discussion of proposed Scheduled Loss of Use Impairment Guidelines (Chapter 14).
  • Practical advice on using social media to combat fraud (Chapter 2).
  • Case law updates including May 2017 Board Panel decision finding that the Medical Treatment Guidelines apply to out-of-state providers (Chapter 8).
  • Updated 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 81) 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: October 24, 2017]

Chapter List:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Claim Overview (beginning at page 5)
  • Chapter 2: Fighting Frivolous Claims (page 31)
  • Chapter 3: Jurisdiction  (page 39)
  • Chapter 4: Employers and Employees (page 45)
  • Chapter 5: Defenses (page 57)
  • Chapter 6: Arising Out Of and In the Course of Employment (page 65)
  • Chapter 7: Indemnity Benefits (page 71)
  • Chapter 8: Medical Benefits and the Medical Treatment Guidelines (page 81)
  • Chapter 9: Death Benefits (page 95)
  • Chapter 10: Off the Job injuries; Disability Benefits (page 99)
  • Chapter 11: Traumatic Injuries (page 101)
  • Chapter 12: Occupational Claims (page 105)
  • Chapter 13: Trials and Hearings (page 111)
  • 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 165)
  • Chapter 19: Penalties. (page 189)
  • Chapter 20: World Trade Center Health Fund (page 189)
  • Chapter 21: Medicare Secondary Payer Act (page 195)
  • Chapter 22: OSHA- Developing a Comprehensive Prevention Strategy for Workplace Injuries (page 205)
  • Chapter 23: HIPAA (page 215)
  • Chapter 24: Owner Controlled Insurance Policy (OCIP) and Contractor Controlled Insurance Policy (CCIP)(page 228)
  • 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

Defending Employers