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Workers' Compensation from A to Z

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Summary

Workers' Compensation from A to Z

Workshop Description/Agenda

A Comprehensive Overview of 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 in-depth 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!

  • Strengthen your knowledge of key workers' compensation laws, practices and issues.
  • Provide greater value to your clients by knowing the ins and outs of key workers' compensation forms and procedures.
  • Gain an advantage over the other side by knowing how they prepare their case.
  • Determine if an intoxication defense is valid to use when an injured worker's toxicology report shows evidence of illegal substance use.
  • Analyze settlement agreements and spot key pitfalls that deprive your clients of essential funds.
  • Don't let Medicare break your settlement: get up to speed on how to handle Medicare set-asides.

Agenda

  1. Workers' Compensation: Key Concepts and Issues
    9:00 - 9:40, Jared O'Connor
    1. State Workers' Compensation Laws
    2. Responsibilities of Employers and Employees
    3. Statutes of Limitations
    4. Workers' Compensation Fraud
  2. Navigating Workers' Compensation Processes, Procedures and Forms
    9:40 - 10:20, Jared O'Connor
  3. Medical Issues in Workers' Compensation: Legal Perspectives
    10:35 - 11:25, Kevin W. Stuart
    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
  4. Preparing Your Case
    11:25 - 12:05, Kevin E. Buchholz
    1. Claimant's Attorney: Intake, Investigation and Case Preparation
    2. Defendant's Attorney: Receipt of the File, Investigation and Case Preparation
    3. Preparing Appeals: Special Considerations
  5. Settlement Options
    1:05 - 1:45, Doug Grauel
    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
  6. Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements
    1:45 - 2:45, Christine Hummel
    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
    6. Medicaid Set-Aside Essentials
  7. Recovery from Third Parties
    3:00 - 3:30, Tracy L. McGraw
    1. Statutory Perspectives
    2. Investigations in Third-Party Cases: Tips and Tactics
    3. Proving Fault
    4. Subrogation: When Does it Occur?
  8. Ethics
    3:30 - 4:30, Tracy L. McGraw
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Contacts with Parties, Doctors and Rehabilitation Personnel
    3. Attorneys' Fees
    4. Lawyer Liability

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level program on workers' compensation claims is for:

  • Attorneys
  • In-House Counsel
  • Workers' Compensation Administrators
  • Human Resources Professionals

    Additional Information

    Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

    Course Topics: HR Management Training > Workers Comp/FMLA

    Training Course Summary: Workers' Compensation from A to Z