Cheryl Binosa defends insurance carriers and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation matters.
Cheryl handles several aspects of New Jersey workers’ compensation claims involving medical, temporary disability, permanent partial disability and permanent total disability issues. She also is involved in negotiating medical bills involving medical provider applications filed both in New Jersey and New York. Cheryl has experience in writing Appellate briefs and has argued before the Appellate Division.
Previously, Cheryl worked with insurance firms’ special investigation units in identifying, investigating and prosecuting fraudulent claims in New Jersey. She has been involved in the defense of personal injury protection (PIP)/no fault matters in the National Arbitration Forum and New Jersey Superior Court.
Successfully settled an occupational exposure claim in which the employee alleged exposure to heavy metals causing severe sinusitis. Various air monitoring testing and the employee’s lab work revealed exposure to heavy metals. The claim was settled pursuant to a Section 20 settlement. The settlement prevented an indefinite payment of possible future medications and treatment for the alleged injury.
Successfully defended an appeal in the Appellate Division of the Superior Court regarding the issue as to whether an employee, who was terminated after sustaining a compensable accident at his former employment and later deemed unable to work, was entitled to temporary disability benefits during his subsequent unemployment. The Judge did not find entitlement to temporary disability as the employee’s testimony was lacking in credibility and there was no evidence in the record that he had any promise or prospect of employment that he had to forego due to his disability. The Court held that it would not second guess a judge when sufficient credible evidence in the records supports his or her credibility findings.