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Ensure You Aren't Making the Top Workers' Comp Mistakes

When it comes to workers' compensation claims, are you up to speed on the top mistakes practitioners make? Take this course and ensure you aren't making slip-ups with medical aspects, settlement negotiation, set-asides and more. Don't make mistakes that jeopardize case outcomes and client futures. Effectively spot common workers' compensation claim pitfalls before it's too late - register today!

  • Ensure claims are valid by establishing a solid pattern of facts.
  • Spot red flags in medical histories that sink claims before they begin.
  • Avoid faulty settlement strategies that end up taking money out of your clients' pockets.
  • Sidestep errors with Medicare and Medicaid set-asides
  • Recognize critical errors in the appeal process that punch holes in your case.

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  1. Workers' Comp Case Preparation Mistakes
    10:00 - 10:45, Jason R. Caraway
    1. Is the Claim Valid?
    2. Are All The Facts There? Is There Documentation?
    3. Failure to Obtain Crucial Evidence
    4. Common Deposition Mistakes
    5. Not Using Affirmative Defenses
    6. Fraud Detection: Are You Doing it Right?
  2. Medical Aspects: Improperly Factoring Them In
    10:45 - 11:45, Jason R. Caraway
    1. Causation Questions
    2. Medical History Aspects That Cast Doubt
    3. AMA Guides: Right and Wrong Uses
    4. Impairment Rating Evaluation Slip-Ups
    5. Disability Evaluations and Ratings Mistakes
    6. Functional Capacity Evaluations Do's and Don'ts
    7. Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) - Has it Been Reached?
  3. Avoiding Mediation Conference Missteps
    12:00 - 12:45, Brad Kolling
    1. Ensuring Proper Preparation
    2. At the Conference: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make
    3. Post-Mediation Conference Settlements
  4. Settlement Process Slip-Ups: Avoiding the Top Mistakes
    1:15 - 2:15, Brad Kolling
    1. Initial Settlement Demand Errors
    2. Settling Too Early in the Process
    3. Settling Too Low
    4. Negotiation Tactics That Fall Flat
    5. Misreading the Other Side
    6. Settlement Agreement Mistakes
    7. Post-Settlement Issues
  5. Lien, Set-Aside and Subrogation Essentials for Workers' Compensation Cases
    2:15 - 3:00, Chelsie D. Springstead
    1. Liens and Subrogation
    2. Medicare Set-Asides
    3. Medicaid Set-Asides: Preparing for the Future
  6. Hearing and Appeal: Critical Errors to Avoid
    3:15 - 4:00, Chelsie D. Springstead
    1. Overview of the Hearing Process
    2. Evidence Admissibility and Submission
    3. Hearing Strategies: What Works and What Doesn't
    4. Questioning Witnesses: What Questions Should be Asked?
    5. Appeals: When They Do and Don't Makes Sense
  7. Ethical Considerations
    4:00 - 5:00, Aaron P. Frederickson
    1. Scope of Discovery
    2. Communication With Injured Party and Medical Providers
    3. Responsibility to be Candid With the Court
    4. Bordering on Fraud
    5. Conflicts Between the Insurer and the Insured

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