Workers Compensation Committee
Greetings from the Workers’ Compensation Committee of The Westchester County Bar Association!
The Workers’ Compensation Committee serves as a resource for attorneys who have pending matters that involve an aspect of the Workers' Compensation Law. The Committee is also available to the public to answer general concerns referring to Workers’ Compensation cases.
Each year, this committee hosts a CLE program that combines Workers'Compensation and related fields of law. We have brought in speakers on Labor Law, Social Security Law, Fraud, Appeals, Disability, Employment Law and even a psychiatrist to help us better deal with clients, our families and ourselves. War stories are encouraged so that every program has become a lively round table discussion among the speakers and attendees. Without fail, participants have said this is one of the most interesting programs around.
CALL UPON US FOR ANSWERS:
Did you know that consent is required of the Workers' Compensation carrier in order to go into arbitration/ mediation of a related negligence case?
How about consent on an MVA when the compensation carrier has no lien and the defendant is offering policy limits?
Can an injured worker return to work and still receive maximum Workers’ Compensation benefits?
The answers may surprise you.
DON’T GET HURT TWICE! CALL US FIRST.
Marc Wachtell, Committee Chair