Episode 81

When Does a Pinky Become a Hand?


June 21st, 2024

33 mins 20 secs

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About this Episode

An interesting Appellate Division opinion was issued in the case of Garofalo v Verizon New York, Inc. On the surface, the Appellate Division reversed a finding of the Workers' Compensation Board based on expert witnesses using an outdated set of Guidelines to comment on permanent impairment. However, when host Christian Sison met with Jeremy Janis and Connor Wetherington, the 3 attorneys developed an interesting discussion on the concept of loading schedule loss of use. Listen to how the 3 LOIS attorneys would combat the prospect of making a pinky finger injury into an award for a hand injury.

What is “Third Fridays”?

"Third Fridays" podcast is a live, 30-minute legal talk show from Lois Law Firm featuring moderator Christian Sison. It is the original forum in which real attorneys discuss workers' compensation issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations.

The goal of the show is to showcase the diverse perspectives of the attorneys handling workers' compensation cases. Attorneys discuss case law trends, practical litigation strategies, and hot topics.