Declan Gourley is a Partner at Lois LLC. Declan is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. Declan concentrates on New York Workers’ Compensation Defense; representing insurance companies and self-insured employers before the New York Workers’ Compensation Board. He regularly attends hearings at the following hearing points: Hudson, Newburgh (New Windsor), New City, Menands, Poughkeepsie, and White Plains.
Prior to joining Lois LLC, Declan worked for an insurance defense firm where he focused on workers’ compensation matters. Declan previously worked for a disability law firm representing claimants applying for Social Security Disability Benefits and various disability retirement pension programs for New Jersey state employees. Declan is the author of a book on Social Security Disability benefits.
Declan also has experience in assisting former National Football League (NFL) Players apply for disability retirement benefits through the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan.
April 20th, 2018 | 31 mins 13 secs
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"Virtual Hearings" have been a real thing in New York Workers’ Compensation for almost 6 months now. What works and what doesn’t work? Does it help or hurt employers and carriers? Host Christian Sison invites attorney Declan Gourley to the podcast for a brief discussion regarding their experiences with New York State’s interesting new technology. The two of them debate over whether this is ultimately good or bad for all parties involved. They also predict what the Virtual Hearing world will look like, one year from now.
December 15th, 2017 | 27 mins 5 secs
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Host Christian Sison welcomes guest attorney 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.