March 16th, 2018 | 31 mins 34 secs
appeals, lois law firm, new york, third department, third friday, workers' compensation
Christian Sison and guest Timothy Kane review five Third Department decisions that were issued last month. Claimants in these cases alleged neck injuries after decelerating 5 miles per hour in a truck, alleged being smashed like a jelly donut by an elevator, and alleged eye injuries due to pepper spray in a prison. This is real life. These people are real, apparently!
Christian and Tim discuss these cases and note the difficulty in having the Board’s decisions overturned or reversed. All five of the Third Department cases affirmed the Board’s rulings. This fostered dialogue between Christian and Tim regarding when to go to the Third Department and how we should be proactive at the Board level.
December 15th, 2017 | 27 mins 5 secs
defend from day one, dfd1, new york, scheduled loss of use, third fridays
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.
March 17th, 2017 | 17 mins 51 secs
christian sison, fraud, lois llc, new york, third fridays, usra hussain, workers' compensation
Today's topic is fraud. Christian Sison welcomes Usra Hussain to the show to discuss fighting fraud in New York workers' compensation claims. Can employers prove that claimants "knowingly" violate Section 114-a? Is it always beneficial to raise fraud at the outset of a claim? The episode ends with Usra taking her turn at Guess the Outcome!