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Wells Marble To Speak At Workers’ Compensation Seminar

Workers’ Compensation from A to Z

2 Day Seminar Tuesday, July 14, 2015- Wednesday, July 15, 2015

9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Old Capitol Inn, 226 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39201

For more information and to register, please call 800-930-6182 or visit https://secure.nbi-sems.com/checkout/cart.aspx?AltID=69263ER&NbiPage=http://www.nbi-sems.com/Details.aspx/R-69263ER%7C?ctname=SPKEM&sSiteName=NBI

Program Description

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.

Who Should Attend

This two-day, basic-to-intermediate level program on handling a workers’ compensation case is for attorneys. Workers’ compensation claim examiners and paralegals may also find it useful.

Course Content

Day One

  1. Workers’ Compensation: Key Concepts and Issues
  2. A Judge’s View of Workers’ Compensation Hearing
  3. Preparing Your Case
  4. Issues in Workers’ Compensation
  5. A Doctor’s Viewpoint of Medical Aspects
  6. Strategies for Workers’ Compensation Hearings

Day Two

  1. Mississippi Case Law Update
  2. Calculating the Value of a Claim
  3. Settlement Options
  4. Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements
  5. Recovery from Third Parties
  6. Ethics

Continuing Education Credit

Certified Payroll Professionals – Certified Payroll Professional: 12.00

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 12.00 *

Human Resource Certification Institute – HRCI: 12.00

Insurance – Insurance: 14.00 *

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 1.20

* denotes specialty credits

Day One

  1. Workers’ Compensation: Key Concepts and Issues
    9:00 – 10:00, Yancy Brian Burns

    1. State Workers’ Compensation Laws
    2. Responsibilities of Employers and Employees
    3. Statutes of Limitations
    4. Workers’ Compensation Fraud
  2. A Judge’s View of Workers’ Compensation Hearing
    10:15 – 11:15, Hon. Deneise T. Lott
  3. Preparing Your Case
    11:15 – 12:15, Yancy Brian Burns and Peter L. Corson

    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
  4. Issues in Workers’ Compensation
    1:15 – 2:15, Bruce Brawner

    1. Vocational Rehabilitation and Return-to-Work Issues
  5. A Doctor’s Viewpoint of Medical Aspects
    2:15 – 3:15, Dr. Howard T. Katz

    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
  6. Strategies for Workers’ Compensation Hearings
    3:30 – 4:30, Yancy Brian Burns and Peter L. Corson

    1. Presenting Evidence: Tips and Techniques
    2. Key Questions for Lay and Expert Witnesses
    3. Raising Effective Objections
    4. Affirmative Defenses

Day Two

  1. Mississippi Case Law Update
    9:00 – 10:00, Steven H. Funderburg
  2. Calculating the Value of a Claim
    10:00 – 11:00, Rogen K. Chhabra
  3. Settlement Options
    11:15 – 12:15, Catherine B. Bell and Rogen K. Chhabra

    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
  4. Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements
    1:15 – 2:15, Rogen K. Chhabra

    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
  5. Recovery from Third Parties
    2:15 – 3:15, Wells Marble and Rogen K. Chhabra

    1. Statutory Perspectives
    2. Investigations in Third-Party Cases: Tips and Tactics
    3. Proving Fault
    4. Subrogation: When Does it Occur?
  6. Ethics
    3:30 – 4:30, Jeffrey A. Klingfuss

    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Contacts with Parties, Doctors and Rehabilitation Personnel
    3. Attorney’s Fees
    4. Lawyer Liability

Continuing Legal Education

  • MS CLE – 12.00

Other

  • Insurance – 14.00
  • Certified Payroll Professional – 12.00
  • HRCI – 12.00
  • IACET – 1.20

 

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