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Workers' Compensation Update in South Dakota

Get the workers' compensation training you need to avoid confusion and reduce costs. Failing to stay on top of current workers' compensation issues is full of hazards - including lost productivity and wages, medical and administrative costs. Purchase these reference materials and update your knowledge of workers' compensation laws while delving into more advanced areas, such as understanding the interplay of workers' compensation with other public health insurance. Develop the skills you need to guard against workers' compensation related costs and risks. Learn strategies you can use immediately in the complex world of workers' compensation. Benefits for You •Decipher what a compensable injury is •Get a handle on return-to-work procedures and issues •Understand the intricacies of case preparation and hearings •Learn innovative approaches to vocational rehabilitation
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Over 32 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.

Agenda

Initial Evaluation of Potential Cases
— James D. Leach
  • Client and Issues
  • Medical Records and History
  • Department of Labor File
Injury and "A Major Contributing Cause"
Notice
  • When Does the Notice Period Start?
  • What Notice Is Required?
Proving Disability
— James D. Leach
  • Client Testimony
  • Medical Testimony
  • Vocational Testimony
Claims
  • Medical-Only (And Bad Faith)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Odd-Lot
Cross-Examination of Defense Experts
  • Medical Experts (The IME Doctor)
  • Vocational Experts
Settlement: Possibilities and Problems
Interplay of Workers' Compensation With SSDI, SSI, Medicare and Medicaid
Workers' Compensation From the Employer's Perspective
— Jessica L. Filler
  • What Employers and Supervisors Need to Know
  • Limitations on Bringing Workers' Compensation Litigation
  • Last Injurious Exposure Rule: Who Is Responsible for Paying Benefits?
  • Recent Trends in South Dakota Workers' Compensation
Preparation for a Hearing
— Jennifer L. Ferris
  • Discovery Process
  • Legal Pleadings
The Hearing
  • What to Expect
  • The Players: Attorneys, Pro Se Parties, Administrative Law Judges and the Court Reporter
  • Rules of Evidence/Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Courtroom vs. Conference Room
Appeal Process
  • Time Deadlines to Appeal
  • Decisions That Can Be Appealed
  • What Agency to Appeal To
  • Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies
  • Appeal to Circuit Court
  • Appeal to Supreme Court
Case Management in Workers' Compensation
— James E. Miller, M.Ed.
  • Information About Return to Work and Injured Workers
  • Effective Case Management
  • Mid Course Corrections
  • Light Duty Return to Work Programs
Vocational Rehabilitation in Workers' Compensation
— James E. Miller, M.Ed.
  • Time Frames for Best Outcomes
  • Vocational Goals
  • How Do We Get There?
  • Vocational Experts
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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

James E. Miller – Moderator

MillerCMS

James E. Miller, M.Ed.

  • Owner of MillerCMS (Case Management Services)
  • Providing medical and vocational case management services in the upper-midwest since 1991
  • Minnesota qualified rehabilitation consultant (QRC)
  • Certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC)
  • Vocational expert contractor for the Social Security Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
  • Member of return to work grant committee in Watertown, South Dakota that developed and implemented an educational program from Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance
  • Presenter to employer groups in the area concerning return to work programs and their effectiveness
  • M.Ed. degree in counseling, SDSU-Brookings, South Dakota; B.S. degree in secondary education, University of South Dakota at Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Can be contacted at 605-520-1639 or [email protected]

Jennifer L. Ferris

Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun PC

  • Attorney with Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, PC in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Practices in the areas of insurance law, workers’ compensation law, commercial litigation and general civil litigation
  • Tried several jury trials with successful results, resolved workers’ compensation claims prior to hearing and taken claims to hearing; and former member of the University of South Dakota School of Law’s trial team
  • Member of the State Bar of South Dakota, State Bar of Iowa, South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association and Defense Research Institute
  • J.D. degree, with honors, University of South Dakota School of Law; B.S. degree in criminal justice and sociology, minor in social work, Simpson College, Iowa
  • Can be contacted at 605-332-5999 or [email protected]

Jessica L. Filler

Tieszen Law Office Prof. LLC

  • Attorney with Tieszen Law Office, Prof. LLC in Pierre, South Dakota
  • Practices in the areas of civil litigation, workers’ compensation, education law, employment law, estate planning, and personal injury
  • Devotes a substantial portion of practice to insurance defense
  • Serves as legal counsel to many school districts across the state
  • Member of the State Bar of South Dakota, National School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys, and Oahe Child Development board of directors
  • J.D. degree, University of South Dakota School of Law; B.S. degrees in psychology and political science, cum laude, South Dakota State University
  • Can be contacted at 605-224-1500 or [email protected]

James D. Leach

James Leach

  • Attorney at Law
  • Representation of plaintiffs in bad faith, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, product liability, and other serious injury matters
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America and Great Plains Super Lawyers
  • Multiple nationally-published legal articles
  • J.D. degree, Washington University School of Law; B.A. degree, Amherst College
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 390830
Published 2013
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