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Unravel the Issues. Protect Your Clients.

Employment injuries can be devastating for employees and employers alike. Do you know your rights? Can you differentiate between work-related, compensable injuries and noncompensable injuries? Don't get caught unprepared. You need current, definitive information on all aspects of workers' compensation law and procedure. Attend this seminar and you will come away with clear answers to your most challenging workers' compensation questions. Register today!

  • Get a detailed definition and criteria for permanent total and partial disability.
  • Examine the details of managed health care provisions and learn how they can help your client.
  • Workers' compensation fraud: learn what you can do to prevent it.
  • Explore the implications of apportionment for pre-existing or unrelated post-accident disabilities.
  • Learn how to handle occupational stress claims and claims for psychiatric injuries.
  • Confidently handle Medicare set-asides and Medicaid super liens.
  • Get the latest on claims related to repetitive motion and related injuries.
  • Get insider's tips for presenting evidence in a workers' compensation case.

  1. LEGISLATIVE AND CASE LAW UPDATE
    9:00 - 9:30, Written by Joseph W. Borucki. Presented by Alan L. Schwalbe in Princeton and Joseph W. Borucki in Atlantic City.
  2. SELECTED ISSUES IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW
    9:30 -10:30, Written by Joseph W. Borucki. Presented by Samuel M. Gaylord in Princeton and Joseph W. Borucki in Atlantic City.
    1. Permanent Total Disability
    2. Permanent Partial Disability
    3. Managed Health Care Provisions
    4. Self-Insurance Update
    5. Computation of Benefits
    6. Workers' Compensation Fraud
    7. Settlement
    8. Reopenings
    9. Average Weekly Wage Considerations
  3. CAUSAL RELATIONSHIP, APPORTIONMENT AND THE FUND
    10:45 - 11:30, Written by Eric E. Fingerman. Presented by Samuel M. Gaylord in Princeton and Eric E. Fingerman in Atlantic City.
    1. Understanding the Fund Liability Requirements and Available Defenses
    2. Using the Fund to Your Client's Advantage
    3. Causal Relationship Considerations
    4. Apportionment of Pre-Existing or Unrelated Post-Accident Disabilities
    5. Considerations Regarding the Fund Involvement
  4. MEDICAL ISSUES AND THEIR ROLE IN THE COMPLEX WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIM
    11:30 - 12:30, Written by Alan L. Schwalbe. Presented by Alan L. Schwalbe in Princeton and Jammie N. Jackson in Atlantic City.
    1. Psychiatric and Mental Injuries
    2. Occupational Stress Claims
      1. Establishing Stress Claims
      2. Proving Compensability
      3. Benefits Available for Stress Claims
      4. Injury Fund Claims
    3. Work-Related Aggravations of Pre-Existing Conditions
    4. Repetitive Motion and Related Injuries
    5. Vocational Rehabilitation
      1. Impact of Injury Upon the Worker and "Suitable Gainful Employment"
      2. Effective Tools for Dealing with Injured Workers
      3. Cost-Effective Rehabilitation
      4. The Role of Physical Therapy
  5. MEDICAID SUPER LIENS, MEDICARE SET-ASIDES AND OTHER IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS
    1:30 - 2:15, Written by Eric E. Fingerman. Presented by Joseph G. Hughes in Princeton and Eric E. Fingerman in Atlantic City.
  6. ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS
    2:15 - 3:15, Written by Angela Y. DeMary. Presented by Joseph G. Hughes in Princeton and Angela Y. DeMary in Atlantic City.
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Contacts with Parties, Doctors and Rehabilitation Personnel
    3. Attorneys' Fees
    4. Lawyer Liability
  7. LITIGATION TECHNIQUES FOR THE DIFFICULT WORKERS' COMPENSATION CASE
    3:30 - 4:30, Written by Samuel M. Gaylord and Jennifer G. Laver. Presented by Samuel M. Gaylord in Princeton and Jennifer G. Laver in Atlantic City.
    1. Preparation of the Injured Employee's Case
    2. Preparation of the Employer's Case
    3. Presenting Evidence in the Workers' Compensation Case
    4. Settlement Strategies
    5. ADA and the Injured Worker
    6. Family and Medical Leave Act

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