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  • March 3
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Workers' Compensation and Mental Health Claims

March 3

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.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to identify which mental health injuries can be claimed.
  • You will be able to describe the available benefits for mental health injuries.
  • You will be able to discuss evidentiary issues.
  • You will be able to review different return-to-work scenarios.

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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
Case Studies
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Over 33 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.

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  • ASA 1.5
     
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  • 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.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • 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 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. 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).
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
  • 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: 90 Minutes.
     
  • 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.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • 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.
     
  • TN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     
  • HR Certification Institute 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR(TM), aPHRi(TM), PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi(TM) and SPHRi(TM)recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
     
  • SHRM 1.5
     
  • 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.
     

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

Who should attend?

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

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Over 33 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

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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