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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.

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

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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 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: 406744
Published 2019
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