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