IMPORTANT: We are no longer accepting new workers compensation defense cases and are winding down this practice group in 2024.
Below are the answers to some of the questions you might have.
What will happen to clients’ open claims?
We will continue defending all claims currently assigned to us and will see them to closure unless clients want to reassign them.
What will happen to client files?
We are sending each client a list of claims that are now subject to Section 123 Closure. If they would like the electronic files we have kept for these claims, they must notify us by 01/31/2024 to arrange the transfer. Otherwise, these files will be destroyed.
All other claims files will be kept for 18 years from the date of accident before they are destroyed.
What prompted this decision?
A few rough years since the 2020 pandemic have inspired us to focus out limited time, money, and energy elsewhere in 2024. There are additional reasons we will share more about in the coming months.
What’s next for Third Ear Conflict Resolution?
We’ll still be practicing New York employment law and providing mediation and informal resolution services globally. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you receive a penalty notice from the New York State Workers Compensation Board.
You will also still find Nance presenting continuing education courses to funeral directors or other licensed professionals and training in a variety of settings. Feel free to reach out if you need any of these services or know someone who does.
It has been an absolute pleasure being part of some of the best risk management teams in the world for nearly 20 years. We’ve made a lot of progress since those early days, despite the many changes and challenges. We hope you are proud of the work we’ve done together. We look forward to seeing you accomplish big goals with your new WC defense counsel.
Best wishes as you concentrate your attention in other areas!!! You are irreplaceable in my mind and have been such an asset to our team. Thank you for all of your hard work for us over the years. It was a pleasure to work with you. ~ M.O., Corporate Claims Supervisor, OH (with hundreds of employees in NY)
Thank you Nance. I wish you nothing but the best! You have been an absolute pleasure to work with. Good luck and I am sure you will continue to do great things. ~ K.M., Corporate Risk Management Adjuster, TX (with hundreds of employees in NY)