This seminar is designed for human resource directors, attorneys, safety directors, insurance claims representatives, benefits professionals, risk managers, business managers, rehabilitation specialists and occupational health nurses.
Everyone who is involved with workers’ compensation claims must be aware of the numerous and often complex issues associated with handling them. Knowing and utilizing these issues can mean the difference between a successful outcome or not. There are regular changes in the workers’ compensation laws and regulations, and this seminar will be advantageous to those who are regularly involved with workers’ compensation.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Overview Of New Jersey Workers’ Compensation
• Medical Benefits
• Claims Management
• Occupational Disease Claims And Plant Closings
• Evaluating Exposure
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Overview Of New Jersey Workers’ Compensation
B. Administrative Proceeding
C. Role Of The Appellate Courts
D. Statutory Program To Be Liberally Construed In Favor Of Injured Worker
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (Break 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.)
II. The Tail That Wags The Dog: Medical Benefits
A. Employer Has Obligation To Provided Reasonable And Necessary Medical Treatment To Injured Worker
B. Employers Control Medical Treatment
C. Medical Treatment Can Be Provided Without Prejudice
D. Motions For Medical And Temporary Benefits
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
III. Keys To Successful Claims Management
A. Early Investigation Of Claims
B. Educating Management And Employees About The System
C. Lose Control Of Medical Benefits And Lose Control Of The Case
D. Municipalities And Workers’ Compensation
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
IV. Types Of Awards
B. Section 20 Settlements
C. Section 40
D. Total Disability
E. Second Injury Fund
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
V. Occupational Disease Claims And Plant Closings
A. What Is An Occupational Disease?
B. Burden Of Proof
C. Why Does It Matter If We Are The Last Employer?
D. Plant Closings And Mass Filings
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Evaluating Exposure
A. Here Comes The Judge (Who Is The Jury?)
B. Case Values
C. What Is Reversible Error?
D. What Is The Best Way To Defend A Case?