About the show

"Third Fridays" 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.

Third Fridays on social media

Episodes

  • Episode 48: What Does a Claimant Need to Prove Compensability for COVID-19?

    March 19th, 2021  |  27 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

    Almost a year’s worth of cases have been through the arduous litigation process before the Workers’ Compensation Board. Christian Sison welcomes fellow LOIS Partner Timothy Kane to discuss how Judges and Board Panels are addressing these claims. Is due process even a concept anymore? Christian and Tim contemplate future actions and how to best defend these types of claims in the future.

  • Episode 47: Point/Counterpoint: The New York Medical Treatment Guidelines

    January 15th, 2021  |  27 mins 59 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

    The Medical Treatment Guidelines were on track to be in effect for several new body parts and conditions, but what happened? Why is the implementation being delayed? Christian and Declan use the update to take two opposing positions: are the Guidelines more favorable to claimants or employers?

  • Episode 46: Appellate Division Review: Policarpio v Rally Restoration Corp.

    December 18th, 2020  |  36 mins 32 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 and Addison O’Donnell discuss the brand new case from the Appellate Division and its impact on labor market attachment. How can employers and carriers use this defense for claimants that are undocumented or who do not have a Social Security Number? Listen for the attorneys’ analysis and find out.

  • Episode 45: Health Insurance Matching Program

    November 20th, 2020  |  39 mins 25 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

    Christopher Major and Christian Sison discuss an often overlooked area of exposure in New York Workers’ Compensation claims: reimbursement via the Health Insurance Matching Program. When a treating doctor bills a private health carrier for medical expenses related to the Workers’ Compensation claim, the Workers’ Compensation carrier has several defenses to dispute payment. Christopher and Christian focus on reducing LOIS clients’ bottom line by recommending several ways to Defend From Day 1.

  • Episode 44: Claim Investigation Strategy

    October 16th, 2020  |  18 mins 12 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 discusses a new Appellate Division decision that reinforces "Defend From Day 1" principles. In Sanchez v NYC Trans. Auth., the Court reversed the New York Workers' Compensation Board remand a previously disallowed claim. The Decision overturned the disallowance, citing insufficient evidence that Section 28 could time-bar the claimant's claim. How can we use this Decision to positively impact our claim investigation strategy? Listen to find out!

  • Episode 43: The Erosion of Labor Market Attachment

    September 18th, 2020  |  31 mins 35 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 and Attorney Addison O’Donnell discuss the legal implications of labor market attachment and the changing landscape for this once-trusty defense. The two discuss the history and legal standards of the labor market attachment defense, the disruptions that rippled through the New York Workers’ Compensation system since March, and the path to restore the defense for a post-pandemic world.

  • Episode 42: Mock Trial Trivia!

    August 21st, 2020  |  32 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

    In this episode, the annual Mock Trial competition, chaired by podcast host Christian Sison, reaches its final stage. Finalists compete for this year’s crown by answering trivia questions related to the hypothetical case and making an oral argument to a Mock Board Panel. Christian welcomes Christopher Major and Bailey Ott to this episode, as the three discuss the progress made during the competition. Christian is also joined by Nicholas Fortino, last year’s competition winner for Paralegals. The competition, in its third annual iteration, is a demonstration of the cohesiveness and team-based structure that clients have come to know and expect in real cases; take a listen to see how Lois attorneys hone their skills in a mock environment.

  • Episode 41: The Future is Now

    July 17th, 2020  |  43 mins 2 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

    While COVID-19 has certainly slowed down some businesses, the pandemic has not resulted in fewer great results for our clients. To demonstrate the growth and continued success of the firm, Christian Sison welcomes attorneys Vandana Saunders, Connor Wetherington, Bailey Ott, and Steve McLinden to this month’s episode for a panel discussion. The five attorneys chat about successful wins at the trial and appellate levels, while understanding that there are always a few takeaways that our clients can use for the future.

  • Episode 40: Back on Track

    June 19th, 2020  |  48 mins 16 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 and Tashia Rasul learn about “Back on Track,” a new initiative from Willis Towers Watson. Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. David Barry, National Director of Casualty Risk Control, and Brian Palmer, Northeast Construction Claims Area Practice Leader, introduce a playbook designed for businesses to safely reopen and mitigate risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel of four try to predict how Workers’ Compensation defense will adapt to new types of claims associated with COVID-19 and remote employees

  • Episode 39: More Coronavirus Impact on Workers' Compensation Claim Litigation

    May 22nd, 2020  |  30 mins 4 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

    This month, Jeremy Janis and Adam Lowenstein discuss their recent litigation wins at the Appellate Division level. With practical advice to use in an impractical world, Christian can’t help but call foul on a new Board Panel Decision refuting the need for work search during the quarantine restrictions. See how the results achieved by LOIS attorneys can help drive closures in your cases!

  • Episode 38: COVID-19 and New York Workers' Compensation Claims

    April 17th, 2020  |  42 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

    Host Christian Sison is joined by Tashia Rasul to discuss practical aspects of handling COVID-19 claims before the New York Workers' Compensation Board.

  • Episode 37: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and New York Workers' Compensation

    March 20th, 2020  |  32 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

    Host Christian Sison is joined by Andrea Abudayeh to discuss the impact of coronavirus pandemic on New York workers' compensation claims and the Workers' Compensation board's reponse.