This online course provides a comprehensive overview of the Indiana Worker's Compensation Act including the current structure of the Worker's Compensation Board of Indiana. The five (5) basic elements of compensability will be discussed including calculation of disability benefits, average weekly wage and permanent partial impairment ratings. We will also cover permanent total disability and death benefit claims and conclude with discussions on settling claims and the hearing procedures in Indiana.
Indiana Worker's Compensation Insurance System Overview
Learn the ins and outs of how insurance companies operate in Indiana. This module covers the technical aspects of insurance in Indiana including how insurance underwriters determine the premium employers pay and what factors drive up the cost of a workers' compensation insurance policy.
LEGAL MODULE ONE: AN OVERVIEW OF INDIANA WORKER'S COMPENSATION LEGAL SYSTEM (The Basics)
This module will give you an overview of who is covered under the Worker's Compensation Act and the five (5) basic elements of compensability. We will also discuss reporting and injury and providing medical care to employees. Lastly, instruction will be given as to how to properly calculate disability benefits, waiting periods and the use of the appropriate forms as required by the Worker's Compensation Board of Indiana.
LEGAL MODULE TWO: AN OVERVIEW OF INDIANA WORKER'S COMPENSATION SYSTEM (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)
Learn the available defenses to an Indiana Worker's Compensation claim using the statutory affirmative defenses as well as defenses available to confront the five (5) basic elements of compensability. We will next discuss the requirements and issues related to Board appointed independent medical examinations and direction of medical care. We will then discuss considerations involved in settling a claim including the pros and cons of various types of settlements.
LEGAL MODULE THREE: AN OVERVIEW OF INDIANA WORKER'S COMPENSATION SYSTEM (ADVANCED LEVEL)
This module will deal with a variety of advanced issues including burdens of proof and evaluations of permanent total disability claims. We will also analyze death benefit claims and who is a "dependant" under the Act. Lastly, we will deal with various unique Indiana litigation issues which include our subrogation and apportionment statutes, the multiple digit loss calculations, the appeal process and vocational rehabilitation.
LEGAL MODULE FOUR: INDIANA WORKER'S COMPENSATION SYSTEM UPDATE
This recorded Webinar provides updated information on case law developments by the Indiana Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Also, any statutory changes to the Indiana Worker's Compensation Act will be detailed as well. Lastly, you will be apprised of any emerging trends in the litigation process, rulings from single hearing members as well as the Full Board and any administrative directives handed down by the Board.
One exam included in the Indiana Worker's Compensation Series. It consists of 50 questions with a 90 minute time period.
You must first take the Indiana Worker's Compensation Series training modules before taking this exam. You will have one attempt to pass this exam. The pass mark is 75%.
Our Attorney Partner
Ty Craver of Hill, Fulwider, McDowell, Funk & Matthews
Mr. Craver served as the 2007 chairman of the worker's compensation section of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. Mr. Craver frequently lectures on issues involving worker's compensation, subrogation, veterinary malpractice, indemnification and discovery to clients and attorneys throughout the state of Indiana and nationally. Mr. Craver's practice involves working closely with insurance carriers, third-party administrators and self-insured corporations in defending a variety of litigation matters in the areas of worker's compensation, subrogation, products, premises and nursing home liability cases.
As a firm, "Our work in prominent cases, as well as the curricula vitae of our attorneys, has earned our firm recognition at both the state and national level. Reflecting this reputation for excellence and integrity, we have received the highest rating from both Martindale-Hubbell and Recommended Insurance Attorneys. Responsive and efficient, we are ready to provide highest-quality legal solutions to you or your corporation. For more information please call Ty at (317) 488-2000 or visit hfmfm.com
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