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Workers' Compensation Fundamentals

Gain a better understanding of the various types and any costs of workers' compensation benefits for an injured worker.

This topic will provide you with a thorough analysis and discussion in order to understand the various types of workers' compensation benefits which are available to injured employees. You will also be provided with an in-depth learning experience covering the various medical evidence and witnesses, factual evidence and witnesses and investigative evidence which can be effectively utilized to reduce future claim exposure. This information will present specific strategies to assess return to work motivation, risks and factors which can impact a prolonged period of disability and create barriers which influence return to work outcomes.

Runtime: 88 minutes
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Agenda

Benefits Available to Injured Workers

  • Wage Loss Benefits
  • Medical Benefits
  • Specific Loss Benefits
  • Disfigurement Benefits
  • Hearing Loss Benefits

Medical Evidence and Witnesses: Strategies to Reduce Claim Costs

  • How IME's Reduce Claim Costs
  • Issues and Reasons for Scheduling
  • Causal Relationship and Degree of Disability
  • Timing
  • Lowering Temporary Lost Earning Awards
  • Limiting Established Injuries

Factual Evidence and Witnesses: Strategies to Reduce Claim Costs

  • Type of Evidence
    • Employment and Personnel
    • Financial Records
    • Educational
  • Type of Witnesses
    • CoWorker and Supervisor
    • Vocational Expert
    • Investigator

Surveillance, Social Media, Background Checks and Criminal Checks: Strategies to Reduce Claim Costs

  • Surveillance
  • Social Media Check
  • Background Check
  • Criminal Check

Return to Work Strategy

  • Accessing Return to Work Opportunities
  • Weighing Risks and Factors
  • Barriers
  • Return to Work Process
  • Successful Outcomes
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This course was last revised on December 11, 2019.

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  • ASA 1.25
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.25 continuing education hour(s) towards maintaining your ASA credential. Please contact ASA for more information at [email protected]
     
  • 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 1.25
     
  • 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 1.25 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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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Mary Bergmann

Mary Bergmann

Rawle & Henderson LLP

  • Associate in the New York City and Long Island offices of Rawle & Henderson LLP
  • Concentrates practice on the defense of insurance carriers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators against workers’ compensation claims in New York State
  • Has successfully handled matters before the New York Workers’ Compensation Law Board and appeals in the New York State Court of Appeals, the New York State Appellate Division First, Second and Third Departments, and Appellate Term
  • Has also handled matters involving insurance coverage, product liability, casualty and premises liability, auto liability and over-the-road truckers’ liability
  • Admitted to practice in New York, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • J.D. degree, Brooklyn Law School, B.A. degree in political science, Fordham University
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
  • Achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory in 2019 for seventh consecutive year, selected as a 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers, and 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: 406744
Published 2019
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