Complex Workers' Compensation Issues
Obtain the Benefits Your Clients' Deserve
Rarely do attorneys find themselves working on the “typical” or “simple” workers' compensation case. These filings are filled with numerous obstacles that can de-rail the process in an instant. Does the thought of accounting for Medicare set-asides seem overwhelming? Do you feel confused when you encounter medical terminology in the case? If you answered yes to these questions then this is the course for you. This seminar will review the latest developments in workers' compensation. Go beyond the basics of filing claims and make sure you can confidently tackle any workers' compensation case that comes your way. Register today!
- Confidently represent clients in complicated cases.
- Review the most recent state developments that impact the workers' compensation process.
- Understand how to accurately calculate the Medicare settlement amount.
- Know how Social Security disability and workers' compensation benefits can offset one another.
- Recognize the complicated nature of mental disorders and workers' compensation claims.
- Utilize techniques for litigating causation in conjunction with workers' compensation.
- Avoid ethical dilemmas associated with attorney liability.
- Recent Developments and Case Law Update
9:00 - 9:30, Meade P. Brown Jr.
- Claim Resolution Structured Settlement Agreements
9:30 - 10:00, Meade P. Brown Jr.
- Medicare Set-Asides and Settlements
10:15 - 11:15, Amie C. Peters
- Medicare's Statutory & Regulatory Perspective on Workers Comp
- MSA'S and How to Use Them in a Workers Comp. Practice
- Calculating the Medicare's Interest in Future Medicals
- Getting the MSA Approved
- Establishing and Using an MSA Account
- Selected Issues in Workers' Compensation Law
11:15 - 12:15, James W. Armstrong
- Permanent Total Disability
- Permanent Partial Disability
- Proving “Extreme Financial Hardship”
- Return to Work Issues
- Wage Loss Benefits
- Workers' Compensation Fraud
- Social Security Disability Benefits and Offsets
- Second Injury Fund Considerations
- Subrogation Process
- Medical Issues
1:15 - 2:15, James W. Armstrong
- Mental Disorder Claims
- Psychiatric Injuries
- Occupational Stress Claims
- Using the DSMIV-R
- Linking the Mental Disorder to a Specific Event
- Benefits Available for Stress Claim
- Work-Related Aggravations of Pre-Existing Conditions
- Repetitive Motion and Related Injuries
- Sedentary Work and Workplace Injuries
- Occupational Diseases
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- The Utilization Review Process
- Appealing the Decision
- Controlling Prescription Medications
- Pain Management
- Long-Term Narcotic Use
- Litigating Causation
2:15 - 3:15, Chris Bishop
- Product Liability
- Toxic Tort
- Third-Party Injuries
- Subrogation Considerations
- Recovery of Liens
- Ethical Considerations in WC Cases
3:30 - 4:30, Robert A. Battles