Workers' Compensation Liens for Negligence Attorneys in New York (Update)

(225 Ratings)

Produced on: September 13, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
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. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore Section 29 of the Workers’ Compensation Law, which covers liens
  2. Examine the key Court of Appeals Decisions of Kelly vs. New York State Insurance Fund and Burns vs. Varriale, with case updates
  3. Identify basic concepts of consent to settlement, lien waiver and reduction and offsets
  4. Understand “global”/Section 32 Settlements


William Turley

Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP

Bill Turley was born and raised in the working class East Flatbush section of Brooklyn where he attended Little Flower Elementary School and Nazareth High School. Sticking to his hometown roots, he attended Brooklyn College where he earned his bachelors degree in Psychology. His legal studies brought him to The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1984. He is also licensed to practice in Illinois as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Bill has been practicing in the area of Workers' Compensation for nearly 30 years. He is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, The Injured Workers Bar Association and currently sits on the Board of the Workers' Compensation alliance. He has lectured on the topic of Workers' Compensation to numerous union and educational groups. He is very active in his community and is a long standing member of the Lions Club. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

Bill enjoys running, golf and music.


Kenneth G.

Good intoduction to WC for a non-WC attorney!

Anthony M.

Well done.

Gerard M.

Very good presentation.

Warren F.

Very knowledgeable presenter.

Judith M.

Explained workers' comp in easy-to-understand language as well as lien issues. Pleasant speaker.

Scott J.

Speaker was excellent.

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