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Workers' Compensation and Mental Health Claims

Learn tips and tricks that can be applied to business practices in an effort to prevent problematic mental health work injuries from arising.

This topic is intended to provide you with information for properly handling mental health claims in workers' compensation. The material will address numerous legal topics including what psychological injuries and illnesses can be claimed, psychological injuries connected to workplace accidents, benefits available in mental health injuries cases, the roles of the workers' compensation adjuster, nurse case manager, employer representative and attorney, as well as best practices for return-to-work situations. It will discuss examples and various case studies. This material will provide you with practical guidance, tactics and tips that can be applied to daily business practices in an effort to prevent problematic mental health work injuries from arising but also to aggressively manage these challenging claims in the most cost effective manner possible.

Runtime: 93 minutes
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Agenda

What Mental Health Injuries Can Be Claimed

  • Definitions
  • Perception of Mental Health Injuries

Mental Health Injuries Connected to Workplace Accidents

  • Casual Connections
  • Occupations
  • Objective vs. Subjective Experience
  • Traumatic Events

Available Benefits for Mental Health Injuries

  • Wage Loss
  • Medical

Roles of Workers' Compensation Professionals

  • Claims Adjuster
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Employer Representative
  • Attorney

Evidentiary Issues

  • Evaluation of Medical Records and Opinions
  • Documentation of Recovery Process
  • Use of Experts
  • Social Media and Surveillance Issues

Return-to-Work Scenarios

  • Accommodations for Mental Health Injury or Illnesses

Settlement Negotiations

  • Determining the Value of the Claim
  • When Is the Right Time to Settle
  • Lump Sum vs. Structured Settlement
  • Medical Lien Issues
  • Medicare Set-Aside Trust Considerations

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This course was last revised on March 3, 2020.

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  • 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]
     
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  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
     

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Delia A. Clark

Delia A. Clark

Rawle & Henderson LLP

  • Of counsel to the firm in the New Jersey and Delaware offices of Rawle & Henderson LLP
  • Concentrates practice on the on workers’ compensation matters, the defense of trucking companies and their insurers, and casualty and premises liability
  • Admitted to practice in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey, and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • J.D. degree, Widener University School of Law, B.A. degree, Ohio State University (recipient, student athlete award)
Zachary M. Rubinich

Zachary M. Rubinich

Rawle & Henderson LLP

  • Partner in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP
  • Focuses on the defense of insurance carriers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators against workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania
  • Based on his extensive experience, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section has certified him as specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law
  • Handles all aspects of litigation before workers’ compensation judges, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, the Commonwealth Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Routinely counsels employers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators on claims management, workplace safety, return-to-work programs, employment practices and risk management
  • Chair of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for 2018-2019, served as vice-chair of the committee for 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018
  • Recently appointed to the following ABA leadership positions, effective September 2019: vice-chair of the Litigation and Trial Practice Committee; vice-chair of the Appellate Advocacy Committee; member of the Ethics and Professionalism Standing Committee; and member of the CLE Board Committee
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory in 2019 for seventh consecutive year, selected as a 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers, selected by Super Lawyers as a Pennsylvania Rising Star from 2010 - 2014
  • Recently selected as a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Class of 2020
  • Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania
  • J.D. degree, Widener University School of Law; B.A. degree in political science and government, Lycoming College
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Product ID: 406834
Published 2020
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