Tune in to hear ways you can "Manage Risk to Improve Your Bottom Line" in workers' compensation matters in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
2020: A Unique Year in Many Ways Including Changes in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation
How will legislation from 2020 impact New Jersey workers' compensation claims in 2021 and beyond? Workers' Compensation Partners Jeffery D. Newby and Cheryl A. Binosa provide a recap and update on significant legislative changes and case law updates in New Jersey Workers' Compensation from 2020 that could impact businesses and insurers. This episode covers the hand & foot bill, coverage for cannabis, the coming and going rule, subrogation cases, jurisdiction defense, COVID-19 presumption, surveillance, and the Odd lot Doctrine. Jeff and Cheryl discuss how each topic is impactful and ways businesses and insurers should prepare for potential claims.
Requests by Defense Counsel – A Defense Analysis of Materials Needed from Carriers and Clients for NJ Workers' Compensation Claims
What do you need to provide your defense counsel with for the defense of a claim? Partners Jennifer Laver and Robert Hanneman discuss what defense counsels need to give an accurate analysis of a claim, compensability, medical treatment, temporary benefits, and exposure risk. Jen and Rob also explain why information such as wage history, an ISO report, personnel file, leave of absence, medical records, and more are essential to handle the claim efficiently. During this episode, Jen and Rob provide examples of why getting this information can reduce exposure and get pre-existing credit.
Exclusivity Provisions of the PA Workers’ Compensation Act
Will COVID-19 end the exclusive remedy provision in the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act? Workers' Compensation partners, Christian (Chris) A. Davis and Sherri L. Dougherty explore how COVID-19 exposure in the workplace could end the exclusive remedy provision. Chris and Sherri also discuss pending cases and how their outcome will affect future workers' compensation cases.
The Smoking Gun: Importance of Investigation in Insurance & Workers’ Compensation
Investigation can be a crucial part of any workers’ compensation case. Weber Gallagher associates, Vanessa Mendelewski and Scott Wilson explain why wage and rate, medical records, personnel files, and an ISO search are important preliminary investigation pieces the carrier should be conducting. Additionally, guest Earl Anderson, of Investigative Solutions LLC, discusses social media and surveillance, explaining the type of surveillance he runs and why the information gathered can be necessary for a case.
Independent Medical Evaluations Considerations for Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Cases
What considerations should businesses examine when obtaining an Independent Medical Evaluations (IME) in workers' compensation matters in Pennsylvania? In this episode, Weber Gallagher Partner Peter Harrison and Associate Patrick Cummings dive into using an IME before and during litigation. They discuss why you should consider all medical evidence, the experts, which body parts are involved and more. Tune in now to learn more and understand how to be more prepared for the next claim.
Strategies to Manage Costs of Medical Care in a PA Workers’ Compensation Claim
Do you want to learn more about controlling excessive medical costs on your Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claims? Tune in as our lawyers, Sherri Dougherty and Dawn Nicholson, discuss the use of utilization reviews, use of panel providers, defending fee reviews, challenging payment for medical marijuana and compromising medical bills on a contested claim. They go into detail about what happens if medical treatment is found unreasonable and unnecessary by Utilization Review, why you might file a petition to review, or not use a utilization review at all. Sherri and Dawn also review how medical marijuana payments in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claims are currently being handled.
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