Calling all Workers’ Compensation and General Liability Lawyers to come together for this important course. Inside the Workers’ Compensation claim, there may be a third-party liability lawsuit waiting for you to discover for your mutual clients. The Top-Ranking faculty members of this webcast include General Liability and Workers’ Compensation lawyers who will illustrate and teach the audience how to dovetail the comp claim and the third-party lawsuit from the work-related injury. Learn how to avoid the easy-to-make missteps and pitfalls so you can maximize due compensation for your clients. The panelists will discuss real life examples of cases in premises operations, commercial auto law, construction accident, products liability law and more.
This course will offer the prosecution and defense perspective on this hot topic. Please join Heidi G. Villari, Esq. of the Villari Firm, PLLC, Course Planner in the Round Table Discussion with Ken Fulginiti, Esq. of Duffy + Fulginiti, Andrew Duffy, Esq. of Saltz, Mongeluzzi and Bendesky, Joseph Messa, Esq. of Messa & Associates, Walter (Pete) Swayze, Esq. of Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, Regina Parker, Esq. of Thomas, Thomas & Hafer and Lisa Eldridge, Esq. of Martin Law.
Sub-topics and Key-learning points will include:
- Initial investigation: Searching for the Third Party Defendant in the Comp Case;
- Prepping the Claimant for depositions and the Compensation Hearing;
- Subrogation by the Insurance Company: Who’s side are they on?
- Assignment for Subrogation;
- Preparing your mutual client for incident reporting and OSHA;
- OSHA and how to get the OSHA investigation to work for you;
- Statutory Employer Defense and how to avoid it;
- Lien Negotiation for your client in advance of Settlement;
- The Collateral Estoppel Issues;
- Ethics: Your Responsibilities to the Client-claimant; choosing the Comp vs. GL route; when to settle the comp case;
- Expert report handling; the treating physician and the Defense Comp Medical Exam;
- Settlement Negotiations;
- Defending Against the Empty Chair (Employer) at trial;
- The Independent Contractor Driver cases.
All attendees will receive the course materials as a digital book. Course materials are not available for separate purchase but a printed copy is available to attendees for $40. This book will not be for sale separately.
Recorded in March 2021.