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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!

  • Gain an advantage over the other side by using knowledge of how they will prepare their case to prepare yours.
  • 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.

Day One

  1. A Doctor's Viewpoint of Medical Aspects
    9:00 - 10:00, Dr. Andrew P. Robinson
    1. Establishing Causation
    2. Importance of Medical History and Client Credibility
    3. Determining Disability and Impairment
    4. Functional Capacity Evaluations and Maximum Medical Improvement
    5. Defense Medical Exams: What Doctors Look For
  2. Navigating Workers' Compensation Processes, Procedures and Forms
    10:00 - 11:15, Michael R. Ippoliti
  3. Workers' Compensation: Key Concepts and Issues
    11:30 - 12:45, Christopher T. Logullo
    1. State Workers' Compensation Laws
    2. Responsibilities of Employers and Employees
    3. Statutes of Limitations
    4. Workers' Compensation Fraud
  4. Strategies for Workers' Compensation Hearings
    1:45 - 3:00, John Gilbert
    1. Presenting Evidence: Tips and Techniques
    2. Key Questions for Lay and Expert Witnesses
    3. Raising Effective Objections
    4. Affirmative Defenses
  5. Preparing Your Case
    3:15 - 4:30, Christopher T. Logullo
    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

Day Two

  1. Delaware Case Law Update
    9:00 - 10:00, Keri L. Morris-Johnston
  2. Medical Issues in Workers' Compensation: Legal Perspectives
    10:00 - 11:00, John J. Ellis
    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
  3. Calculating the Value of a Claim
    11:15 - 12:15, Gregory P. Skolnik
  4. Settlement Options
    1:15 - 2:15, Michael R. Ippoliti
    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
  5. Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements
    2:15 - 3:15, John Darer
    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. Ethics
    3:30 - 4:30, Gregory P. Skolnik
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Contacts with Parties, Doctors and Rehabilitation Personnel
    3. Attorney's Fees
    4. Lawyer Liability
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