Attorney Greg Lois discusses the availability of a lump-sum dismissal settlement in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation cases. The presentation looks at the limitations on this type of compromise in the statute (N.J.S.A. 34:15-20), the rules (N.J.A.C. 12:235-13.1) and the case law. Attorney Lois reviews the barriers to Section 20 settlements and presents practical advice and opinion on obtaining the dismissal in court. The discussion also include an overview of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act as a barrier to full compromise settlements in New Jersey, with practical tips for resolving cases quickly.
Subject: New Jersey, Workers’ Compensation Law, Exposure, Permanency, MMI
Date Presented: January 22, 2018
Presenter: Greg Lois
Run time: 34:34
The presentation is in two parts: first, a fifteen-minute introduction to a specific topic in New Jersey workers’ compensation (focusing on practical claims-handling), and then an open “question and answer session” (Q&A is not limited to the topic). These webinars are perfect for your team members who need state-specific training or a refresher course for these jurisdictions. Participants can join by computer or can call in and listen on the conference line (no computer needed).
Attorney Declan Gourley leads a presentation designed to help the attendee answer the following questions: “Can I settle this case?” and “Does Medicare have a current interest I need to consider?” and “Do I need to consider Medicare’s future interest?” Presenter Declan Gourley has years of experience representing claimants before the Social Security law judges and employers and carriers before the Workers’ Compensation Board. At the end of the presentation, the attendees will have a basic understanding of Medicare Secondary Payer exposure and when they need to consider Medicare’s interest in a lump-sum settlement.
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Here is the post-webinar video from our most recent presentation, “Medicare Secondary Payer Issues in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Cases” from our New Jersey workers’ compensation webinar training series.
Here is the post-webinar video of our most recent presentation, “Medicare Secondary Payer Issues in New York Workers’ Compensation Claims” from our New York workers’ compensation webinar training series. Attorneys Declan Gourley and Greg Lois discusses Medicare Secondary Payer exposure and how it effects the settlement via Section 32 in New York workers compensation matters.