Stephen Yuhas defends insurance carriers, third-party administrators and self-insured employers in workers' compensation litigation.
Stephen has extensive experience with the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act, dependency benefits, second injury funds, uninsured employer’s funds, medical provider applications and subrogation.
He has handled numerous claims involving all categories of benefits under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act. These include medical, temporary disability, permanent partial disability and permanent total disability. In addition, he handles claims involving dependency benefits, the second injury fund, the uninsured employer’s fund, medical provider applications and subrogation matters and regularly appears for court hearings including pretrial conferences, motions and trials in multiple jurisdictions located throughout New Jersey.
Before joining Weber, Gallagher, Stephen worked as a staff attorney for a regional multi-state insurance company. In that capacity, Stephen exclusively handled the defense and litigation of workers’ compensation claims on a statewide basis. He has two decades of collective experience in the field of workers’ compensation.
Successfully tried dependency case to conclusion using the defense of causal employment and obtained a judgment order saving the carrier approximately $900,000 in exposure.
Successfully defended an occupational case with the Second Injury where the employee experts found the employee was 100 percent disabled from an orthopedic standpoint, 35 percent from a pulmonary aspect and 25 percent internal disability. The employee only worked for our client for a short time but was demanding $25,000 (Section 20). We offered $7,500, which was rejected. After conferring with the judge, we were able to obtain the $7,500 Section 20 settlement.
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