This course provides a comprehensive overview and understanding of Nebraska workers’ compensation laws. Nebraska statutes, as well as the Rules of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court and opinions of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Judges and State Appellate Court Judges, were utilized for this presentation. Learning Objectives
By taking this course, you will learn the ins and outs of how insurance companies operate in Nebraska. The course is delivered via self-paced, online modules and an end-of-course exam, as described below.
- Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Insurance System Overview
This module covers the technical aspects of insurance in Nebraska including how insurance underwriters determine the premium employers pay and what factors drive up the cost of a workers’ compensation insurance policy.
- Who is Entitled to Benefits
This module covers in detail the concepts of who is entitled to benefits under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Laws and in what instances those individuals are entitled to benefits under Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Law. It explores the many aspects of the very simple phrase, “arising out of and in the course of employment” as that provision has been interpreted by the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Judges as well as the Nebraska Appellate Court Judges.
This module identifies defenses that the employer and insurer may raise in a workers’ compensation setting, and discusses statute of limitation issues. Also included is a general discussion of what employers are covered under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation statute as well as the “loaned servant doctrine”.
- Medical Benefits and Related Issues
This module contains an in depth discussion and introduction to medical benefits and medical care provided for the injured worker, one of the major purposes of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act. Topics include types of medical expenses that get paid on behalf of an injured worker, how and in what manner medical professionals are used, and other related medical issues, in particular, procedural issues involving the rights of the respective parties in the choice of a physician.
- Disability Benefits
This module will discuss the determination and calculation of the average weekly wage and when the payment of benefits start. It covers treatment of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court and the Nebraska Appellate Courts as relates to the payment of temporary total disability, scheduled member compensation, permanent partial disability and total disability.
Also discussed is the use of the vocational rehabilitation counselor by the Workers’ Compensation court, the role of the vocational rehabilitation counselor on the issue of retraining the injured worker, as well as the payment of death benefits required by the Nebraska statutes.
- Nebraska Workers' Compensation Legal Update
This live or recorded Webinar provides updated information on new Nebraska Supreme Court and Court of Appeal cases, decisions of the Workers Compensation Judges or Review Panels, and legislative changes. You can choose to attend the annual live session or view a recorded version at a more convenient date throughout the year.
An exam is included in the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Series. It consists of 50 questions with a 90 minute time period. You must first take the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Series training modules before taking this exam. You will have one attempt to pass this exam with a passing score of 75% or higher. (Additional exams are $50.)
You will receive six months of unlimited access to this package. Upon placing your order, you will receive an email with instructions to access your online training. You may begin immediately!Note: This course may be taken independently for professional development or in conjunction with other courses to earn the Workers Compensation Specialist (WCS) designation. Click on the hyperlinked item for a full description of the designation.