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This advanced level program goes beyond the basics of workers' compensation and will be of value to attorneys, vocational rehabilitation specialists, insurance claims/risk managers, human resources professionals and workers' compensation administrators who want to optimize their knowledge of the issues.

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Unravel the Issues. Protect Your Clients. (see full course description)

 

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Unravel the Issues. Protect Your Clients.

Employment injuries can be devastating for employees and employers alike. Do you know your rights? Can you differentiate between work-related, compensable injuries and noncompensable injuries? Don't get caught unprepared. You need current, definitive information on all aspects of workers' compensation law and procedure. Attend this seminar and you will come away with clear answers to your most challenging workers' compensation questions. Register today!

  • Get a detailed definition and criteria for permanent total and partial disability.
  • Ensure you are protecting Medicare's interests through properly allocated set-asides.
  • Examine the details of managed health care provisions and learn how they can help your client.
  • Workers' compensation fraud: learn what you can do to prevent it.
  • Learn how to handle occupational stress claims and claims for psychiatric injuries.
  • Get the latest on claims related to repetitive motion and related injuries.
  • Get insider's tips for presenting evidence in a workers' compensation case.


  1. LEGISLATIVE AND CASE LAW UPDATE
    9:00 - 9:45, Written by Benjamin T. Cruse. Presented by Erroll Anne Y. Hodges in Greenville and Benjamin T. Cruse in Charleston.
  2. SELECTED ISSUES IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW
    9:45 - 10:45, Written by Thomas M. Gagne. Presented by Thomas M. Gagne in Greenville and Benjamin T. Cruse in Charleston.
    1. Permanent Total Disability
    2. Permanent Partial Disability
    3. Managed Health Care Provisions
    4. Self-Insurance Update
    5. Computation of Benefits
    6. Workers' Compensation Fraud
    7. Settlement
    8. Reopenings
    9. Average Weekly Wage Considerations
  3. LITIGATION TECHNIQUES FOR THE DIFFICULT WORKERS' COMPENSATION CASE
    11:00 - 12:00, Written by Matthew W. Jackson. Presented by Thomas M. Gagne in Greenville and Matthew W. Jackson in Charleston.
    1. Preparation of the Injured Employee's Case
    2. Preparation of the Employer's Case
    3. Presenting Evidence in the Workers' Compensation Case
    4. Settlement Strategies
    5. ADA and the Injured Worker
    6. Family and Medical Leave Act
  4. MEDICARE SET-ASIDES IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION
    1:00 - 2:00, Written by Matthew S. Brown. Presented by Matthew S. Brown in Greenville and Thomas W. Greene in Charleston.
    1. The Medicare Secondary Payer Statute
    2. When is Approval Required - CMS Published Thresholds
    3. Why Obtain Approval from CMS
    4. What if a Case Doesn't Meet Medicare's Threshold Amounts
    5. Allocating Settlement Funds When a Settlement Does not Meet the Thresholds Amount
    6. Use of Rated Age in an MSA
    7. Use of an Annuity for MSA Funding
    8. Terms of the MSA Account
    9. Administration of an MSA Account
    10. Medicare's Enforcement Rights
  5. MEDICAL ISSUES AND THEIR ROLE IN THE COMPLEX WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIM
    2:15 - 3:30, Written by Brian P. McElreath and Vincent C. Northcutt. Presented by Jeremy A. Dantin in Greenville and Brian P. McElreath and Vincent C. Northcutt in Charleston.
    1. Psychiatric and Mental Injuries
    2. Occupational Stress Claims
      1. Establishing Stress Claims
      2. Proving Compensability
      3. Benefits Available for Stress Claims
    3. Work-Related Aggravations of Pre-Existing Conditions
    4. Repetitive Trauma, Occupational Disease and Related Injuries
    5. Vocational Rehabilitation
      1. Impact of Injury Upon the Worker and "Suitable Gainful Employment"
      2. Effective Tools for Dealing with Injured Workers
      3. Cost-Effective Rehabilitation
      4. The Role of Physical Therapy
  6. ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS
    3:30 - 4:30, Written by Lola S. Richey. Presented by Lola S. Richey in Greenville and Ryan T. LeBlanc in Charleston.
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Contacts with Parties, Doctors and Rehabilitation Personnel
    3. Attorneys' Fees
    4. Lawyer Liability

This advanced level program goes beyond the basics of workers' compensation and will be of value to those professionals who want to optimize their knowledge of these issues. Those who should attend include:

  • Attorneys
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Insurance Claim/Risk Managers
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Workers' Compensation Administrators

Agendas and Speakers may differ slightly depending on the location. Please e-mail or call a representative to obtain an agenda for a particular location.

Seminar Summary:

Unravel the Issues. Protect Your Clients. (see full course description)

 

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