The Workers’ Compensation Law, barring actions for negligence by employees against their employers, has been a part of the labor and employment law landscape since 1914. Many of the claims covered under this statute have related third party negligence actions. The workers’ compensation carrier has a right to lien recovery for benefits paid as well as the right to take credit for future benefits.
In this update of “Workers’ Compensation Liens for Negligence Attorneys,” Bill Turley, a practitioner in the workers’ compensation field for over 30 years, will present a practical approach to dealing with workers’ compensation liens, combining a review of case law and statute with real life experiences.
- Explore Section 29 of the Workers’ Compensation Law, which covers liens
- Examine the key Court of Appeals Decisions of Kelly vs. New York State Insurance Fund and Burns vs. Varriale, with case updates
- Identify basic concepts of consent to settlement, lien waiver and reduction and offsets
- Understand “global”/Section 32 Settlements