April 20th, 2018 | 31 mins 13 secs
#dfd1, christian sison, defend from day 1, defend from day one, lois law firm llc, new jersey law, new york law, podcast, third fridays, workers' compensation
"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.
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.
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!