Training Course Syllabus:
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.
- Workers' Compensation: Key Concepts and Issues
9:00 - 10:00, Donyetta D. Bailey
- Preparing Your Case
10:00 - 11:00, Donyetta D. Bailey
- Defendant's Attorney: Receipt of the File, Investigation and Case Preparation
- Calculating the Value of a Claim
11:15 - 12:00, Abigail K. White
- Medical Issues in Workers' Compensation: Legal Perspectives
1:00 - 2:15, Abigail K. White
- Psychiatric Injuries
- Work-Related Aggravations of Pre-Existing Conditions
- Toxicology Reports: Understanding the Intoxication Defense
- Vocational Rehabilitation and Return-to-Work Issues
- Occupational Disease Claims in Workers' Compensation
- A Doctor's Viewpoint of Medical Aspects
2:30 - 3:30, Dr. Don Shaffer
- Establishing Causation
- Importance of Medical History and Client Credibility
- Determining Disability and Impairment
- Functional Capacity Evaluations and Maximum Medical Improvement
- Defense Medical Exams: What Doctors Look for
- Industrial Commission Hearings
3:30 - 4:30, Douglas S. Jenks
- Procedures and Conduct
- Sizing Up the Hearing: Presenting the Appropriate Evidence for the Issue
- Evidence for All Issues Great and Small
- Group Discussion: War Stories
- Ohio Case Law Update
9:00 - 10:30, Paulette Ivan
- A Hearing Officer's View of Workers' Compensation Hearings
10:45 - 12:00, Elizabeth Fox
- Settlement Options
1:00 - 2:00, Michael L. Weber
- Which Settlement Type is Best?
- Settlement Agreements: What Should be Included?
- Key Settlement Pitfalls to Avoid
- Strategies for Settlement Mediation Conferences
- Liens and Subrogation Interests
- Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements
2:00 - 3:15, J. Kent Breslin
- The Medicare Secondary Payer Act
- CMS Thresholds, Approval and Settlement Allocation
- Methods of MSA Funding
- MSA Accounts, Terms and Administration
- Enforcement Rights for Medicare
3:30 - 4:30, Rasheeda Khan
- Rules of Professional Conduct
- Contacts with Represented Parties
- Attorney's Fees
- Tips to Avoid Ethical and Malpractice Traps