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A Broad Introduction to Workers' Compensation

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A Broad Introduction to Workers' Compensation

Workshop Description/Agenda

Discover How to Handle Workers' Comp Claims

Accidents happen, and it's important to prepare for them and know how to respond to them. However, workers' comp claims require a solid understanding of the differences between each state's systems, awareness of the best ways to gather evidence, a familiarity with Medicare set-aside issues and more. Dive headfirst into this complex field now - register today!

  • Review the history of workers' comp in the US.
  • Describe how the FMLA, the ADA and workers' compensation interact with one another.
  • Find out how to prepare a case for the claimant as well as the defendant.
  • Discover how to determine a claim's value.
  • Explain the importance of choice of doctor.
  • Uncover different mediation strategies.
  • Improve your understanding of third-party liability.
  • Communicate with other parties with confidence.


  1. Workers' Comp Basics, Commonalities and Differences Between States
    10:00 - 11:00, Brad Kolling
    1. A Brief History of Workers' Compensation in the US
    2. Scope of Employer Liability
    3. Coverage: Insurance Companies v. State-Operated Funds
    4. Employers, Contractors and Sub-Contractors - Who is Covered?
    5. Compensability? - Injuries and Occupational Diseases
    6. Affirmative Defenses
    7. Interplay with Non-Occupational Disability Benefit Laws
    8. Types of Benefits and Claims
    9. Compensation Statutes for Federal Workers
  2. The Relationship Between the FMLA, the ADA and Workers' Comp
    11:00 - 11:15, Brandy L. Johnson
  3. Claimant's Attorney: Claim Intake, Discovery or Investigation and Case Prep
    11:30 - 12:00, Brandy L. Johnson
    1. Client Intake
    2. Gathering Evidence - Medical Records, Witness Interviews, Employer Statements, etc.
    3. Witness Prep and Other Considerations
  4. Defendant's Attorney: File Receipt, Discovery or Investigation and Case Prep
    12:00 - 12:30, Brandy L. Johnson
    1. File Review
    2. Gathering Evidence - Medical Records, Witness Interviews, etc.
    3. Depositions and Other Considerations
  5. How to Determine the Claim's Value
    1:00 - 1:30, Brad Kolling
  6. Pre-Existing Conditions and Other Medical Issues
    1:30 - 2:15, T. Brian Tobin
    1. Medical Discovery Problems
    2. Choosing a Doctor
    3. Second Opinions
    4. Detangling New vs. Pre-Existing Injuries
    5. Medical Evaluation Considerations and Independent Medical Examinations
    6. Functional Capacity Evaluations and Vocational Rehabilitation
  7. Medicaid Liens and Medicare Set-Asides
    2:15 - 3:00, Brad Kolling
    1. Liens
    2. Medicaid Liens
    3. Medicare Set-Aside Issues and Medicare Secondary Payer Act Necessities
    4. Dual Medicaid Eligibility and Medicare Settlements
  8. Mediation, Settlement and Hearing Tips
    3:15 - 4:00, T. Brian Tobin
  9. Legal Ethics and Best Practices
    4:00 - 5:00, T. Brian Tobin
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Communication with Other Parties
    3. Attorneys' Fees
    4. Confidentiality
    5. Lawyer Liability

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for attorneys. Paralegals and workers' compensation administrators may also benefit.

Additional Information

Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

Course Topics: Law Training > Employment/HR Law

Training Course Summary: A Broad Introduction to Workers' Compensation