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Workers' Compensation Update in Indiana

Concerned about how workers' compensation law is changing - and how your practices may be impacted? Failing to stay on top of current workers' compensation issues is full of hazards - including lost productivity and wages, medical and administrative costs, and fraudulent claims. Purchase these reference materials and update your knowledge of workers' compensation laws while delving into more advanced areas, such as understanding permanent and total disability. Discover the skills you need to guard against workers' compensation related costs and risks. Gain up-to-the-minute strategies you can use immediately in the complex world of workers' compensation. Benefits for You •Stay abreast of recent case law and trends in workers' compensation •Sort through the complex interplay of workers' compensation with leave laws •Get best practices to reduce costs associated with workers' compensation claims •Understand the intricacies of workers' compensation settlements
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Agenda

Update on Recent Case Law and Its Impact on Future Claims
— Ann H. Stewart
  • Review of Recent Appellate Cases Defining Employer Liability
  • Impact of Case Law on Compensability Decisions
  • Statutory Provisions Misapplied by the Appellate Courts
  • Discussion of Potential Future Issues on Appeal
  • Amendments to the Medicare System
Workers' Compensation and Chronic Disability
— Sonia C. Das
  • Social, Economic, Environmental and Systemic Factors Affecting Chronic Disability
  • Impact of the Workers' Compensation 'System' on Chronic Disability
  • Strategies for Combating/Limiting/Reducing Chronic Disability
The Challenges of the Aging Workforce
— Mary A. Schopper
  • Provision of Medical Treatment in Indiana
  • Fusions and Replacements and Releases, Oh My!
  • Settlement Considerations
  • The Interplay Between Workers' Compensation, Age Discrimination Statutes and FMLA
  • What's an Employer to Do – Ergonomic Considerations
Current Hot Button Topics
— Randal M. Klezmer
  • Nurse Case Managers
  • Potential Landmines in Settlement Agreements
  • The Selection of Medical Providers by Carriers
Workers' Compensation and Medicare
— Michael A. Schoening
  • Settlement of Workers' Compensation Claims (Sec 15)
    • With a Formal Medicare Set Aside
    • With an Informal Medicare Set Aside
    • With No Medicare Set Aside
    • Carving Out the Medical Issues for Separate Adjudication
  • Settlement of Workers' Compensation Claims (Agreement to Compensation)
Subrogation/Lien Recovery of Workers' Compensation and Medicare
— Michael A. Schoening
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Faculty

Randal M. Klezmer – Moderator

Klezmer Maudlin, P.C.

  • Principal of Klezmer Mauldin, P.C.
  • Workers’ compensation attorney for 17 years
  • Spoken at more than a dozen seminars discussing plaintiff’s issues in the Indiana Workers’ Compensation System
  • Member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association

Sonia C. Das

Lewis Wagner, LLP

  • Partner at Lewis Wagner, LLP
  • Practices in workers’ compensation, asbestos defense litigation, insurance coverage litigation and appellate law
  • Named Rising Star in Indiana Super Lawyers , 2009 to 2012
  • J.D. degree, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, B.A. degree, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Can be contacted at 317-237-0500 or [email protected]

Michael A. Schoening

Nation Schoening Moll, P.C.

  • Partner with Nation Schoening Moll, P.C.
  • Focuses in the areas of workers’ compensation insurance defense, civil litigation and administrative law
  • Admitted to Indiana and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern District of Indiana, the Illinois Bar, the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member of the Indiana State and Illinois State Bar Associations; Indiana Workers Compensation Institute, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Workers Compensation Section
  • J.D. degree, John Marshall Law School; B.A. degree, Illinois Wesleyan University

Mary A. Schopper

Due Doyle Fanning, LLP

  • Partner with Due Doyle Fanning, LLP
  • Practices in workers’ compensation
  • Speaking experiences include Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Council on Education Management, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Indiana University School of Law; B.A. degree in political science, Indiana University
  • Can be contacted at 317-635-7700 or [email protected]

Ann H. Stewart

Ice Miller LLP

  • Attorney with Ice Miller LLP in the Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Primary area of practice is representing employers in workers' compensation cases and employment-related matters, including ADA, FMLA, sexual harassment and discrimination
  • Prior to joining Ice Miller, was responsible for employment related matters as corporate counsel in manufacturing and public utility environment
  • Extensive experience representing clients in administrative proceedings before local, state and federal agencies such as the Indiana Workers' Compensation Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Assists clients in developing personnel policies, severance agreements and supervisory training programs to comply with state and federal laws
  • Organized and led workplace diversity audits as well as workplace safety audits and investigations
  • Admitted to practice law in Indiana and Ohio, and is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, with honors, Capital University Law School and served as president of the Women’s Law Association; B.A. degree, with honors, Ohio University
  • Can be contacted at 317-236-2180 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 390802
Published 2013
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