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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.

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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This course was last revised on March 3, 2020.

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

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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 with over twenty years of experience in the field of workers’ compensation
  • Defends and counsels a variety of businesses, insurers and third-party administrators against workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania; assists his clients to identify ways to control rising workers’ compensation costs without litigation
  • Based on his extensive experience, he has been certified as a Workers’ Compensation Law Specialist by the Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • During his career, he has handled all aspects of litigation before workers’ compensation judges, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, the Commonwealth Court, and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; he also seeks to recover funds already paid for his clients through both subrogation and the Pennsylvania Supersedeas Fund
  • Proactive in keeping his clients informed about changes in the law and routinely advises employers, carriers and adjusting companies on claims management strategy, workplace safety, return-to-work programs, employment practices, risk management issues and case law updates
  • Has been appointed to the following American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) leadership positions: vice-chair of the Litigation and Trial Practice Committee; vice-chair of the Appellate Advocacy Committee; member of the Ethics and Professionalism Standing Committee; member of Scope & Correlation; and member of the CLE Board Committee; these appointments became effective in September 2020
  • Past chair of the ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee from 2018-2019; has also served as vice-chair of the Workers’ Compensation committee from 2015 through the present; has served as vice-chair of American Bar Association Standing Committee for Diversity and Inclusion from 2017 to the present
  • Has achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for the eighth consecutive year in 2020; has been selected as a 2019 and 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers; was selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2010 to 2014; selected as an International Advisory Experts (IAE) Award recipient in 2019 for his accomplishments as a workers’ compensation attorney in Pennsylvania; selected as a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Class of 2020, The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers was established to honor attorneys across the United States who have distinguished themselves in their practice in the field of workers’ compensation
  • J.D. degree, Widener University Commonwealth Law School; B.A. degree in political science and government, Lycoming College
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Product ID: 406834
Published 2020
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