This seminar is designed for human resource directors, insurance claims representatives, risk managers, safety directors, rehabilitation specialists, occupational health nurses, accountants and attorneys.
As a professional involved in workers’ compensation issues, you must have a thorough understanding of current medical and legal issues to be truly effective in your workers’ compensation practice. This program will navigate through the most recent, and important, medical and legal claims related to toxic mold exposure, lower back and knee injuries, and specific issues related to materials will also focus on medical expert testimony, ethical issues and the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and jurisdictional issues. You will leave with practical, real-world advice, and the ability to handle crucial workers’ compensation issues with the utmost confidence and effectiveness. Human resource directors, insurance claims representatives, risk managers, safety directors, rehabilitation specialists, occupational nurses, accountants, attorneys and other legal staff will not want to miss this seminar.
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
I. Overview Of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
II. Medical Privacy Issues; Legislative Developments And Their Impact On Workers’
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
III. Specific Injuries
B. Upper Extremities
C. Lower Extremities
10:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
10:55 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
IV. Ethical Issues
A. The ABA Model Rules Of Professional Conduct
B. Practical Insight And Advice
C. Attorney-Physical Inter-Professional Code
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
V. Functional Capacity Evaluations And Return To Work Issues
A. Providing Objective Data
B. Testing Method
C. Comparing Function And Pain And Client Cooperation And Non-Cooperation
D. Comparing Medical Diagnosis And Functional Problems
E. ADA Eligibility And Other Disability Issues
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
VI. Workers’ Compensation Settlements; Medicare
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
VII. Expert Evidence
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
VIII. Second Injury Fund; Identifying A Second Injury Fund Claim
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
IX. Preparing For The Workers’ Compensation Case; Medical Issues
A. Sensitive Issues
B. Medical Records
C. Independent Medical Exams
D. Expert Witnesses
E. Deposing The Medical Expert; Practical Tips And Strategies
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
X. Workers’ Compensation Settlements
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XI. Questions And Answers