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Sharpen Your Skills with Strategic Insight from Both Sides of the Aisle
Successfully handling a workers' compensation claim requires you to understand and evaluate the issues from both sides. From initiating claims to negotiating settlements, anticipating the actions of the other side increases your chances for success. At this strategic seminar, experienced faculty from both sides of the aisle will provide you with best practices for building a strong case and obtaining favorable results. Broaden your knowledge of workers' compensation claims and provide your clients with top-notch representation - order today!
- Obtain the latest information you need to navigate the ins and outs of a workers' compensation claim.
- Get a handle on key workers' compensation laws, terms and legal concepts.
- Understand how the workers' compensation insurance carrier decides whether to accept or deny a claim.
- Confidently handle workers' compensation claim denials due to pre-existing conditions.
- Ensure you are maximizing your usage of evidence concerning injuries and the recovery process.
- Gain essential techniques to sharpen your workers' compensation settlement negotiation skills.
- Effectively anticipate the actions of the other side in workers' compensation hearings and appeals.
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- Essential Workers' Compensation Laws, Concepts and Legal Updates
9:00 - 9:30, Rogen K. Chhabra and Marshall Goff
- State Workers' Compensation Laws and Guidelines
- Who is Eligible
- Covered Injuries
- Available Benefits
- Workers' Compensation Insurance Basics
- Key Terms and Concepts
- Disability: Permanent, Temporary, Partial and Total
- Impairment Ratings
- Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Legal Updates
- How Doctors Evaluate Workers' Compensation Medical Issues
9:30 - 10:15, Rogen K. Chhabra and Marshall Goff
- Legal Responsibilities of Physicians
- Impairment Rating Guidelines
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Independent Medical Examinations
- Injury Causation
- How MMI is Determined
- Essential Workers' Compensation Hearing and Appeal Tactics: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Aisle
10:30 - 11:00, Rogen K. Chhabra and Marshall Goff
- Navigating Workers' Compensation Processes, Procedures and Forms
12:00 - 1:00, Nathan L. Burrow
- Determining the Value of a Claim
- Claim Filing Procedures and Time Limits
- The Medical Evaluation Process
- How Insurers Evaluate Claims
- The Vocational Process: Common Mistakes Attorneys Make
- Key Forms: Avoiding Critical Mistakes
- Proving - or Disproving - The Validity of Denied Claims
1:00 - 2:00, Nathan L. Burrow
- Key Causal Connections That Make or Break Claims
- Is There an Employment Relationship?
- Willful Misconduct
- Pre-Existing Conditions
- Occupational Diseases
- Mental and Stress-Related Claims
- Horseplay Claims
- Traveling Employees
- Off-the-Clock Claims
- Settlement Negotiation
2:00 - 2:30, Nathan L. Burrow
- Using Evidence to Your Client's Advantage: Claimant and Respondent Strategies
2:45 - 3:30, Jeffrey A. Klingfuss
- Official Medical Records
- Second Medical Opinions
- Documentation of the Recovery Process
- Pre and Post-MMI Jobs Created
- Accident Reports
- Employment Records
- Witness Statements
- Insurance Carrier Doctor Background and Competency
- Use of Expert Witnesses
- Social Media Landmines
- Ethical Considerations
3:30 - 4:30, Jeffrey A. Klingfuss
- Rules of Professional Conduct
- Communication with Other Parties
- Attorneys' Fees
- Lawyer Liability
This basic-to-intermediate level program on workers' compensation claims is for:
- In-House Counsel
- Workers' Compensation Administrators
- Human Resources Professionals