As a professional involved with workers' compensation claims in the state of Florida, it is essential for you to be up-to-date on the latest laws and regulations affecting employee claims. This program will take a comprehensive look at the latest legislation recently passed by the state government. Hear timely, practical information from an experienced Florida attorney with years of experience in workers' compensation issues.
Topics covered will include:
- Compensability Considerations
- Medical Benefits
- Temporary Indemnity Benefits
- Permanent Total Disability Benefits
- Ancillary Administrative Considerations
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
I. Compensability Considerations
A. Revised Threshold
B. Prior Conditions/Injuries
C. Employer Coverage/Exemptions/Requirements
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. Medical Benefits
A. Managed Care Considerations
B. Medical Care
C. Psychiatric Conditions
D. Challenges To Medical Opinions (IMEs)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
III. Temporary Indemnity Benefits
A. Average Weekly Wage
B. Temporary Total Disability
C. Temporary Partial Disability
D. Supplemental TPD – 'No More'
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IV. Permanent Total Disability Benefits
A. Standard For Acceptance
B. Elimination Of SSDI Standard
C. Retraining Criteria
D. Benefits Payable
V. Ancillary Administrative Considerations
A. Attorney Fees
B. Tort Liability vs. Comp Immunity