Workers’ Compensation Liens–Identifying and Addressing Them

Date: Sep 21, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $160

Non-Member Price: $200

Section Price: $150

Event Code: I100223

Areas of Law: Workers' Compensation

Earn up to 4 credits! (More Information)

Faculty

Keynote

Moderator

Presenters

Dennis M. Baptista, Esq.
Dennis M. Baptista, Esq., Phillipsburg
Certified as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, is in private practice in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and concentrates his practice in the representation of injured workers. With more than 30 years of experience, he has earned a reputation among the Workers’ Compensation bar for being a respected practitioner of integrity and skill. Mr. Baptista has litigated numerous complicated Workers’ Compensation cases, including claims involving accidental injuries, occupational diseases, repetitive motion injuries, total permanent disability and work-related death. He obtained an Appellate Division decision in Medical Diagnostic Association v. Hawruluk, which prevents medical providers from suing injured workers for the payment of medical bills while their Workers Compensation claims are being litigated.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Mr. Baptista is Vice President of the New Jersey Advisory Council on Safety and Health (NJCOSH) and has been a Judge of the Phillipsburg Municipal Court. Prior to his judicial appointment he served for ten years as Commissioner of the Phillipsburg Housing Authority, which provides safe, sanitary and affordable housing for the areas’ working poor, and which achieved “High Performer” status, HUD’s highest possible rating of a housing authority, for each year he was Commissioner. He is a frequent lecturer for ICLE, where he instructs other lawyers in the handling of Workers’ Compensation claims, and is the author of articles which have appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal.

Mr. Baptista received his B.A. from Rutgers University-Newark College of Arts & Sciences and his J.D. from Rutgers University Law School-Newark.
(9/23)
Gregory D. R. Behringer, Esq.
Laufer, Dalena, Jensen, Bradley & Doran, LLC, Morristown
is an attorney with Laufer, Dalena, Jensen, Bradley & Doran, LLC in Morristown, New Jersey, where he concentrates his practice in general litigation, matrimonial law, domestic violence, Workers’ Compensation, personal injury and municipal court matters.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Behringer is Vice Chair of the District X Ethics Fee Arbitration Committee and a member of the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association and the New Jersey State and Morris County Bar Associations. He has also served on the Morris County Early Settlement Panel since 2014.

A member of the Barry Croland Family Law American Inn of Court, Mr. Behringer has presented numerous continuing legal education seminars on family-related matters for the Morris County Bar Association and ICLE. His articles have appeared in the Matrimonial Strategist.

Mr. Behringer received his B.S., cum laude, from Hampden-Sydney College and his J.D., with Distinction, from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, where he was Champion of the Anthony J. Celebrezze Appellate Advocacy Competition and the recipient of several other honors. Following law school, he completed a clerkship with the Honorable James M. DeMarzo, Family Part, Morris County, prior to joining the firm.
(9/23)
Victor Broccoli, Esq.
GARCES, GRABLER & LEBROCQ, New Brunswick
practices with Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He has primarily focused on the rights of injured workers and injuries from automobile accidents, and assists employees injured on the job with obtaining medical treatment and financial benefits.

Mr. Broccoli is admitted to practice in New Jersey and North Carolina. He is a member of the New Jersey Advisory Council on Safety and Health.

Mr. Broccoli received his undergraduate degree from Boston College, where he was the recipient of the John D. Donovan Sociology Prize, and his J.D. from Tulane University Law School, where he received an award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy and was a member of The Sports Lawyers Journal.
(9/23)

This webinar is designed for both Liability Attorneys and Workers Compensation Attorneys as well as General Practitioners who are involved in the handling of Third Party Claims and/or the related Workers’ Compensation cases.

Before a Workers’ Compensation claim petition can be finalized, any existing liens must be identified and addressed. These liens can include Medicare, child support, attorney liens and more. This presentation will provide experienced and novice practitioners alike with a thorough understanding of the various liens that are encountered in Workers’ Compensation cases. Our panel will discuss the applicable statutes and provide insightful tips on avoiding the pitfalls associated liens on your Workers’ Compensation cases.

Topics include:

  • Various types of liens
    • Section 40 liens
    • Medicare Liens
    • Child Support Liens
    • Attorney Liens
  • A plain English review of the statutory language
  • Lien auditing
  • Compromising liens - future benefits
  • Subrogation and Motions to Intervene
  • Millison claims
  • UM/UIM Claims
  • Title 59 Claims
  • Impact on other offsets - PERS, SSD
  • Accelerated payments under Owens

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 4.0, Workers Compensation Attorney-General: 4.0).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 4.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 3.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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