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  • August 23
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Evaluation by Doctors of Worker's Compensation Medical Issues

August 23

Ever wonder what the heck is going on with workers' compensation medical issues?

Ever wonder what the heck is going on with workers’ compensation medical issues? How are these cases typically handled? How do doctors determine whether someone is really injured, whether they were injured at work, and how serious the injury was? How do they determine how long a person should remain off work? When (if ever) does treatment stop for the injury? There are answers to these questions. Work injuries impact virtually every industry on the planet, including yours. This topic will provide a summary of how doctors evaluate workers’ compensation medical issues ranging from disputes over medical treatment to whether a work injury even occurred. Gaining insight into how these matters are evaluated could be helpful for any person.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe how Causation, MMI, and impairment are determined.
  • You will be able to discuss the appropriate steps taken by medical providers in assessing injury, impairment, and restrictions.
  • You will be able to explain, in general, how a workers’ compensation claim is typically handled from a medical perspective.
  • You will be able to identify the tools utilized by evaluators and medical providers in treating and assessing injured workers.

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Agenda

Overview of Workers' Compensation
  • How It Works in General, and in My State (Kentucky)
  • What Happens (Generally) When Someone Is Injured and Taken to the Hospital
  • The First Interaction With Medical Providers May Be the Most Important
Legal Responsibilities of Physicians
  • Care for the Patient/Do No Harm (Primary Responsibilities)
  • Evaluator, Care Provider, or Both?
  • The Approved Standard in Evaluating Injury and Impairment (in KY, AMA Guides, 5th Edition)
The Independent Medical Evaluation
  • Treating Doctor and the Gold Standard
  • More on the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Impairment, 5th Edition, and Similar Authoritative Resources
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations and Physical Restrictions
  • Assessing Causation
  • Determining MMI, and Why It Matters
  • Medical Treatment – What's Necessary?
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  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
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  • MT CLE 1.0
     
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  • NH MCLE 1.0
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 60 Minutes.
     
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  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.0 hours of credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for workers' compensation administrators, human resource managers, benefits professionals, safety and compliance managers, occupational therapists, insurance claims representatives, business owners, risk managers, safety directors, controllers, CFOs and attorneys.

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Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Benjamin D. Willis

Benjamin D. Willis

  • Plaintiff's attorney, currently representing clients in workers' compensation cases
  • Prior workers' compensation defense attorney for five years, practiced hundreds of cases
  • Former felony prosecutor with multiple jury trials
  • Litigated over 100 medical disputes
  • Admitted to KY Bar Association, Eastern and Western KY Federal District(s)
  • J.D. degree, Regent University School of Law
  • Can be contacted at 502-509-2050 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 406069
Published 2019
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