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.
- What's new in Michigan workers' disability compensation from the plaintiff's standpoint
- What's new in Michigan workers' disability compensation from the defense standpoint
- Vocational rehabilitation and Sington, an update
- The workers' compensation hearing
- The attendee will be able to discuss the independent vocational evaluation.
- The attendee will be able to identify what's new in Michigan workers' compensation from the plaintiff's and defensive standpoints.
- The attendee will be able to review new case law.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. What's New In Michigan Workers' Disability Compensation From The
A. New Case Law
B. Use Of Plaintiff's Rehabilitation Evaluations At Trial
1. Why And When They Are Used
C. Choosing An Appropriate Plaintiff's IME
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
II. What's New In Michigan Workers' Disability Compensation From The
A. Recent Cases And What They Mean To You
1. Redefining Disability – Sington v. Chrysler
2. Pre-Existing Non-Work-Related Conditions (Arthritis) – Rakestraw v. General Mics
3. New Cases Regarding Use Of Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluations
B. Bureau Changes And Your Company
1. New Director And Magistrates
2. Changes In Appellate Commission
3. New Procedures
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
III. Vocational Rehabilitation And Sington, An Update
A. The Sington Evaluation And When To Use It
B. What Should Be Covered In A Sington Evaluation
C. Current Trends In Vocational Rehabilitation
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IV. The Workers' Compensation Hearing