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Impaired Workers and Workers' Compensation Claims

Gain a better understanding of how to recognize an impaired employee at the workplace to help workers' compensation claims.

Antidepressant use has increased 400%, now the third most commonly prescribed group of medications in the U.S. Employers are facing more mental health and physical trauma claims than ever before. Case managers and adjusters handle a multitude of cases, diagnoses and pain management dilemmas. How can businesses protect themselves from this influx of workers' compensation claims? This information will examine drug and medication usage, how they may impair workers and what you can do reduce risk. You will review active claims, red flags to look out for, getting employees back to work and combatting illegitimate claims.

89 minutes
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Certificate of Completion
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Agenda

Overview

  • Examining the Impact of Drugs in Workers' Compensation
    • PreAccident
    • PostAccident
  • Mental Claims
  • Recent Changes in the Law

Drug Usage Prior to Accident

  • Defenses and Drug Screening
  • Testing Positive
    • Compensability
    • Employment

Active Claims

  • Cost and Combatting
  • Getting Back to Work
  • Work Accommodations

Common Medications

  • Effectiveness, Side Effects and Red Flags

Closing a Claim

  • Recurring Prescription Medications
  • Reserving/Resolving the Claim

Mental Claims

  • How to Handle, Therapy Management Strategies
  • Securing Records
  • Mental Anguish
    • PhysicalMental and MentalMental Claims
    • NIED and IIED Claims
  • Past Medical/Psychological History

Federal and State Laws

  • Federal Controlled Substance Act of 1970
  • Recreational Marijuana vs. Medical Marijuana
  • Mood Disorders and Treatment
    • Alternative Options and Medications

Looking to the Future

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OnDemand Course

Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on July 26, 2019.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

  • ASA 1.5
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.5 continuing education hour(s) towards maintaining your ASA credential. Please contact ASA for more information at [email protected] Please retain proof of attendance in the event your CE record is audited.
     
  • BCSP
     
  • This course is applicable to safety professionals. Professionals interested in credit through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), please contact the board at 1-317-593-4800, or you can access the Recertification Guide here: https://online.fliphtml5.com/pbcyp/eprz/
     
  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours credit.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • 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: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • GA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • IN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Indiana Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 1.5 hours of Distance Education credit.
     
  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 12 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Timothy A. Furman

Timothy A. Furman

Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC

  • Associate at Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
  • Handles workers’ compensation claims, zealously defending employers and insurance carriers in related litigation
  • Regularly writes articles related to workers’ compensation, insurance and related legislation and conducts seminars for clients, select articles include: Closing the Gap: Lowering & Eliminating Wage Differential Claims; Opening the Floodgates: Senate Bill 1596’s Ramifications; Not So Fast: Why Alleged Amputations Deserve a Second Look; Talk is Cheap: Why Simply Testifying is Not Enough; Employees are Not Rewarded for Being Stressed; Don’t Hold Back; Uninformed IME Reports Fall Flat; Don’t Roll Over and Pay Bad Claims, STAND UP and Deny It
  • J.D. degree, DePaul Law School, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Business and Commercial Law Journal and was also vice-president of the Moot Court Team
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 312-327-0058
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Product ID: 405864
Published 2019
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