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This two-day, basic-to-intermediate level program on handling a workers' compensation case is for attorneys. Workers' compensation claim examiners and paralegals may also find it useful.

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This extensive two-day seminar will explore the comprehensive nature of a workers' compensation claim from start to finish and provide you with the knowledge you need to improve the outcomes of your workers' compensation cases. (see full course description)

 

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Workers' Compensation from A to Z -  Employment Law / Human Resources Training Seminar

A Comprehensive Two-Day Overview on Handling Workers' Compensation Cases

Successfully handling a workers' compensation claim requires an in-depth knowledge of useful hearing strategies and an understanding of medical issues amongst other things. Other tricky issues, such as Medicare set-asides and occupational diseases, complicate things even more. This extensive two-day seminar will explore the comprehensive nature of a workers' compensation claim from start to finish and provide you with the knowledge you need to improve the outcomes of your workers' compensation cases. Register today!

  • Accurately assess the value of a claim to determine if injured workers are getting the compensation they deserve.
  • Determine if an intoxication defense is valid to use when an injured worker's toxicology report shows evidence of illegal substance use.
  • Know what doctors look for when they conduct a defense medical examination on a claimant.
  • Don't let Medicare break your settlement: get up-to-speed on how to handle Medicare set asides.
  • Get the latest on workers' compensation case law decisions that may affect the outcome of your cases.

Day One

  1. Workers' Compensation: Key Concepts and Issues
    9:00 - 10:00, Donyetta D. Bailey
  2. Preparing Your Case
    10:00 - 11:00, Donyetta D. Bailey
    1. Defendant's Attorney: Receipt of the File, Investigation and Case Preparation
  3. Calculating the Value of a Claim
    11:15 - 12:00, Abigail K. White
  4. Medical Issues in Workers' Compensation: Legal Perspectives
    1:00 - 2:15, Abigail K. White
    1. Psychiatric Injuries
    2. Work-Related Aggravations of Pre-Existing Conditions
    3. Toxicology Reports: Understanding the Intoxication Defense
    4. Vocational Rehabilitation and Return-to-Work Issues
    5. Occupational Disease Claims in Workers' Compensation
  5. A Doctor's Viewpoint of Medical Aspects
    2:30 - 3:30, Dr. Don Shaffer
    1. Establishing Causation
    2. Importance of Medical History and Client Credibility
    3. Determining Disability and Impairment
    4. Functional Capacity Evaluations and Maximum Medical Improvement
    5. Defense Medical Exams: What Doctors Look for
  6. Industrial Commission Hearings
    3:30 - 4:30, Douglas S. Jenks
    1. Procedures and Conduct
    2. Sizing Up the Hearing: Presenting the Appropriate Evidence for the Issue
    3. Evidence for All Issues Great and Small
    4. Group Discussion: War Stories

Day Two

  1. Ohio Case Law Update
    9:00 - 10:30, Paulette Ivan
  2. A Hearing Officer's View of Workers' Compensation Hearings
    10:45 - 12:00, Elizabeth Fox
  3. Settlement Options
    1:00 - 2:00, Michael L. Weber
    1. Which Settlement Type is Best?
    2. Settlement Agreements: What Should be Included?
    3. Key Settlement Pitfalls to Avoid
    4. Strategies for Settlement Mediation Conferences
    5. Liens and Subrogation Interests
  4. Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements
    2:00 - 3:15, J. Kent Breslin
    1. The Medicare Secondary Payer Act
    2. CMS Thresholds, Approval and Settlement Allocation
    3. Methods of MSA Funding
    4. MSA Accounts, Terms and Administration
    5. Enforcement Rights for Medicare
  5. Ethics
    3:30 - 4:30, Rasheeda Khan
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Contacts with Represented Parties
    3. Attorney's Fees
    4. Tips to Avoid Ethical and Malpractice Traps

Seminar Summary:

This extensive two-day seminar will explore the comprehensive nature of a workers' compensation claim from start to finish and provide you with the knowledge you need to improve the outcomes of your workers' compensation cases. (see full course description)

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