Episode Archive

60 episodes of Third Fridays since the first episode, which aired on December 16th, 2016.

  • Episode 24: Board Panel Appeals Notes from the Field in New York

    February 15th, 2019  |  21 mins 58 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

    Host Christian Sison is joined by special guest Amy Figueroa and attorney Jeremy Janis for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of board panel appeals in New York.

  • Episode 23: Medicare Set Asides

    January 18th, 2019  |  20 mins 39 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

    Attorney Declan Gourley joins host Christian Sison to discuss Medicare Set Asides in workers' compensation claims. The attorneys discuss an interesting issue arising from air ambulance services and fee schedules.

  • Episode 22: LWEC Plus SLU: Evaluating Exposure in New York Workers' Compensation Cases

    November 16th, 2018  |  27 mins 34 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

    Back in July, Andrea Abudayeh joined Christian Sison on the podcast to discuss the game-changing court case Taher v. Yiota Taxi decided by the Appellate Division. Now that Judges have implemented the Taher concepts at the trial level for the past four months, did Andrea and Christian get it right with their predictions? The attorneys also discuss the news that Jamaica hearing point is now going virtual on December 1, 2018.

  • Episode 21: Tactical and Practical Use of Independent Medical Exams in New York

    October 19th, 2018  |  15 mins 56 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

    Attorney Christian Sison and Attorney Joseph Melchionne discuss the practical and the tactical use of Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) in New York Workers' Compensation cases from a defense standpoint.

  • Episode 20: Investigating Date of Contracture in New York

    September 21st, 2018  |  22 mins 21 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

    An interesting New York Board Panel Decision is discovered by Timothy Kane who joins host Christian Sison for his 2nd guest appearance on the podcast. Apportionment and date of contracture become ripe issues when an established occupational disease claim reaches permanency. Does the Board Panel Decision create guidance that could result in more accurate exposure analysis? Can this be used by carriers and self-insureds to close cases faster? Listen in to this discussion.

  • Episode 19: Review of Appeals in New York Workers' Compensation Cases

    August 17th, 2018  |  22 mins 26 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

    Attorney Jeremy Janis joins Christian Sison to discuss the "grey area" argument in a recent case involving traumatic injury in a New York workers' compensation case and the resulting appeal in light of the new scrutiny placed by the Board on cover sheets.

  • Episode 18: The Impact of the Taher v. Yiota Taxis Decision

    July 20th, 2018  |  14 mins 17 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

    Andrea Abudayeh joins Christian Sison to discuss how the Taher decision impacts permanency cases involving established schedule and non-schedule sites. How can we best defend cases in a post-Taher world, and how are Judges applying this case going forward?

  • Episode 17: Winning Trials Involving Lunchtime Accident - #DFD1

    June 15th, 2018  |  30 mins 48 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

    Christian Sison reveals a favorable Board Panel Decision and invites Joseph Melchionne to the podcast to analyze the case. Joseph, the trial attorney responsible for securing a key win for the firm’s client, recaps how all parties worked together to reach the common goal. Christian and Joseph detail the exact #DefendFromDay1 strategies that were used to maintain and reinforce the defense to compensability.

  • Episode 16: Defend From Day One

    May 18th, 2018  |  26 mins 45 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

    Host Christian Sison comes to you live and without any guests for the first time in the show’s history. The topic is #DefendFromDay1, and the show focuses on how the movement began, how it can be currently implemented, and how we can use it for the future.

  • Episode 15: State of the Virtual Hearing

    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.

  • Episode 14: Third Department Review

    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!

  • Episode 13: Defending Specific Accident Claims

    February 16th, 2018  |  27 mins 44 secs
    accident claims, christian sison, lois law firm llc, tashia rasul

    Today's topic: defending specific, traumatic losses. Who was the claimant working with? Who was the claimant's supervisor? What accident reporting or investigation is available? Investigating accidents, working with risk professionals, and preparing the defense.