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Video: Medicare Secondary Payer Issues in New Jersey Section 20 Settlements

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.

Subject: New Jersey, Workers’ Compensation Law, Medicare Secondary Payer, Section 20, Conditional Payments
Date Presented: January 23, 2017
Presenter(s): Greg Lois, Esq.
Run time: 29:27 Continue reading Video: Medicare Secondary Payer Issues in New Jersey Section 20 Settlements

Post-Webinar Video: Evaluating Claims for indemnity Exposure in New Jersey

Here is the post-webinar video from our most recent presentation, “Getting the Most from your IMEs” from our New Jersey workers’ compensation webinar training series.

Subject: New Jersey, Workers’ Compensation Law, Exposure, Indemnity, Permanent Residual Disability, MMI, Negotiating
Date Presented: November 28, 2016
Presenter(s): Joe Jones, Esq. Partent in the Lois LLC New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Practice
Run time: 20:42

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What is a Section 20 Settlement in New Jersey?

Practitioners often refer to “Section 20” to describe settlement pursuant to the statutory authority provided by N.J.S.A. 34:15-20. Such a settlement allows a respondent to dispose of a claim for compensation as a “lump-sum” dismissal. The petitioner who accepts a Section 20 settlement is barred from re-opening a claim petition in the future. Even if a claimant’s condition worsens, she will be prohibited from re-opening her claim.

In addition, the respondent will no longer be responsible for providing medical treatment to the claimant.

Approximately 30% of all cases disposed of are done by way of Section 20 resolution. Section 20 dismissals, in which the petitioner receives a one-time lump-sum payment, is usually preferable to any other type of dismissal because the petitioner has no right of re-opener. Continue reading What is a Section 20 Settlement in New Jersey?