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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.


Runtime: 89 minutes
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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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This course was last revised on July 26, 2019.

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  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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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