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Advanced Workers' Compensation

Seminar

Date:

Monday, July 31, 2017

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

76399ER

Location:

Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel
2 Convention Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • NJ CLE - 7.20
  • NY CLE - 7.00
  • PA CLE - 6.00

Other

  • CDMS - 6.00
  • CRCC - 6.00
  • HRCI - 6.00
  • IACET - 0.60
  • PACE - 7.00
  • SHRM CP/SCP - 6.00

Program Description

Unravel the Issues. Protect Your Clients.

Employment injuries can be devastating for employees and employers alike. Do you know your rights? Can you differentiate between work-related, compensable injuries and noncompensable injuries? Don't get caught unprepared. You need current, definitive information on all aspects of workers' compensation law and procedure. Attend this seminar and you will come away with clear answers to your most challenging workers' compensation questions. Register today!

  • Get a detailed definition and criteria for permanent total and partial disability.
  • Examine the details of managed health care provisions and learn how they can help your client.
  • Workers' compensation fraud: learn what you can do to prevent it.
  • Explore the implications of apportionment for pre-existing or unrelated post-accident disabilities.
  • Learn how to handle occupational stress claims and claims for psychiatric injuries.
  • Confidently handle Medicare set-asides and Medicaid super liens.
  • Get the latest on claims related to repetitive motion and related injuries.
  • Get insider's tips for presenting evidence in a workers' compensation case.

Who Should Attend

This advanced level program goes beyond the basics of workers' compensation and will be of value to those professionals who want to optimize their knowledge of these issues. Those who should attend include:

  • Attorneys
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Insurance Claim/Risk Managers
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Workers' Compensation Administrators

Course Content

  1. Legislative and Case Law Update
  2. Selected Issues in Workers' Compensation Law
  3. Causal Relationship, Apportionment and the Fund
  4. Medical Issues and Their Role in the Complex Workers' Compensation Claim
  5. Medicaid Super Liens, Medicare Set-Asides and Other Important Considerations
  6. Ethical Obligations
  7. Litigation Techniques for The Difficult Workers' Compensation Case

Continuing Education Credit


Certification of Disability Management Specialists – CDMS: 6.00

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor – CRCC: 6.00

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State
CLE 7.20 -  NJ*
CLE 7.00 -  NY*
CLE 6.00 -  PA*

Human Resource Certification Institute – HRCI: 6.00

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60

Professional Achievement in Continuing Education – PACE: 7.00 *

Society for Human Resource Management – SHRM CP/SCP: 6.00

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. LEGISLATIVE AND CASE LAW UPDATE
    9:00 - 9:30, Written by Joseph W. Borucki. Presented by Alan L. Schwalbe in Princeton and Joseph W. Borucki in Atlantic City.
  2. SELECTED ISSUES IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW
    9:30 -10:30, Written by Joseph W. Borucki. Presented by Samuel M. Gaylord in Princeton and Joseph W. Borucki in Atlantic City.
    1. Permanent Total Disability
    2. Permanent Partial Disability
    3. Managed Health Care Provisions
    4. Self-Insurance Update
    5. Computation of Benefits
    6. Workers' Compensation Fraud
    7. Settlement
    8. Reopenings
    9. Average Weekly Wage Considerations
  3. CAUSAL RELATIONSHIP, APPORTIONMENT AND THE FUND
    10:45 - 11:30, Written by Eric E. Fingerman. Presented by Samuel M. Gaylord in Princeton and Eric E. Fingerman in Atlantic City.
    1. Understanding the Fund Liability Requirements and Available Defenses
    2. Using the Fund to Your Client's Advantage
    3. Causal Relationship Considerations
    4. Apportionment of Pre-Existing or Unrelated Post-Accident Disabilities
    5. Considerations Regarding the Fund Involvement
  4. MEDICAL ISSUES AND THEIR ROLE IN THE COMPLEX WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIM
    11:30 - 12:30, Written by Alan L. Schwalbe. Presented by Alan L. Schwalbe in Princeton and Jammie N. Jackson in Atlantic City.
    1. Psychiatric and Mental Injuries
    2. Occupational Stress Claims
      1. Establishing Stress Claims
      2. Proving Compensability
      3. Benefits Available for Stress Claims
      4. Injury Fund Claims
    3. Work-Related Aggravations of Pre-Existing Conditions
    4. Repetitive Motion and Related Injuries
    5. Vocational Rehabilitation
      1. Impact of Injury Upon the Worker and "Suitable Gainful Employment"
      2. Effective Tools for Dealing with Injured Workers
      3. Cost-Effective Rehabilitation
      4. The Role of Physical Therapy
  5. MEDICAID SUPER LIENS, MEDICARE SET-ASIDES AND OTHER IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS
    1:30 - 2:15, Written by Eric E. Fingerman. Presented by Joseph G. Hughes in Princeton and Eric E. Fingerman in Atlantic City.
  6. ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS
    2:15 - 3:15, Written by Angela Y. DeMary. Presented by Joseph G. Hughes in Princeton and Angela Y. DeMary in Atlantic City.
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Contacts with Parties, Doctors and Rehabilitation Personnel
    3. Attorneys' Fees
    4. Lawyer Liability
  7. LITIGATION TECHNIQUES FOR THE DIFFICULT WORKERS' COMPENSATION CASE
    3:30 - 4:30, Written by Samuel M. Gaylord and Jennifer G. Laver. Presented by Samuel M. Gaylord in Princeton and Jennifer G. Laver in Atlantic City.
    1. Preparation of the Injured Employee's Case
    2. Preparation of the Employer's Case
    3. Presenting Evidence in the Workers' Compensation Case
    4. Settlement Strategies
    5. ADA and the Injured Worker
    6. Family and Medical Leave Act

July 26 - Princeton

SAMUEL M. GAYLORD is the founder and co-partner of Gaylord Popp, LLC, where he focuses in the areas of workers' compensation, Social Security disability, and pension claims. Mr. Gaylord is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a workers' compensation law attorney; and is licensed to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. He has lectured and written on a variety of workers' compensation, Social Security, and Medicare issues. Mr. Gaylord is a barrister member of The American Inns of Court Foundation for workers' compensation in New Jersey and chair of the Mercer County Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section. He is a member of the New Jersey State, Mercer County, and American bar associations; as well as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; and the New Jersey Advisory Council on Safety and Health. Mr. Gaylord earned his B.A. degree from Syracuse University and his J.D. degree from Seton Hall School of Law.

JOSEPH G. HUGHES is an attorney with Zager Fuchs, PC, in Red Bank, where he focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, commercial litigation, workers' compensation, appellate advocacy, wills and estates, Social Security, real estate closings, and municipal court practice. Mr. Hughes is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Monmouth County Bar and the Middlesex County Bar. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court in the field of workers' compensation and is certified as a civil trial attorney. Mr. Hughes also serves as a civil arbitrator in Middlesex County Superior Court. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Saint Francis College and his J.D. degree from the Brooklyn Law School.

ALAN L. SCHWALBE is a partner in the Cherry Hill law firm of Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C. He has limited his practice to workers' compensation, Social Security, disability claims, and personal injury litigation. Mr. Schwalbe has represented plaintiffs and petitioners before the state superior court, in the Division of Workers' Compensation, as well as in the appellate courts. He has lectured frequently before professional and civic groups on topics relating to workers' compensation and has written several articles on subjects relating to New Jersey workers' compensation law. Mr. Schwalbe has served as a co-chair of the Workers' Compensation Committee in the Camden County Bar Association and has been a trustee of that association. He is a member of the New Jersey State and American bar associations, and the New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Schwalbe earned his B.A. degree from Mary Washington College and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law.

July 31 - Atlantic City

JOSEPH W. BORUCKI is a partner with Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP, where he focuses his practice primarily on workers' compensation. Mr. Borucki is admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Mr. Borucki earned his B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D degree from Rutgers School of Law - Camden.

ANGELA Y. DeMARY is an attorney with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, where her areas of practice include workers' compensation. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and is a member of the American, Camden County, and New Jersey State bar associations. Ms. DeMary earned her B.A. degree from Rutgers University - Douglass College, New Brunswick, New Jersey; and her J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware.

ERIC E. FINGERMAN is an attorney with the law firm of Brown & Connery, LLP. He focuses his practice on workers' compensation defense litigation. Mr. Fingerman enjoys a statewide practice, handling all phases of litigation and has successfully argued multiple matters before the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and before the U.S. District Court. Mr. Fingerman is a member of the Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He earned his B.A. degree in from the University of Delaware and his J.D. degree from Widener School of Law.

JAMMIE N. JACKSON is an attorney with The Law Offices of Adam M. Kotlar, LLC, where she has more than 15 years of experience handling workers' compensation litigation. She devotes her current practice to representing injured workers, however, over the course of her career she has represented many employers and insurance companies. Ms. Jackson is admitted to practice with the New Jersey State and Virginia State Bar Associations, as well as the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is a member of the Camden County and Gloucester County bar associations. Ms. Jackson earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Longwood College and her J.D. degree from the College of William & Mary School of Law.

JENNIFER G. LAVER is a partner at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP, in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. She is a member of the firm's workers' compensation, employment and subrogation groups. Ms. Laver defends insurance companies, self-insured employers and third-party administrators in New Jersey workers' compensation and general liability matters. She also works with insurance companies to help recover from negligent parties payments made to their insureds in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Ms. Laver has experience with mediation and conciliation. Since 2012, Ms. Laver has been recognized by the publisher of the New Jersey edition of Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star, an honor given to the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. She was named in the workers' compensation practice area. Ms. Laver serves on the Board of Advisors for Markeim Arts Center in Haddonfield, is on the Host Committee for the Pink Roses - Teal Magnolias Brunch benefiting Cooper Cancer Institute, and is a member of the Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court. She attended Rutgers School of Law Camden and earned her B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University.

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Accreditation Details

Certification of Disability Management Specialists

N CDMS: 6.00
This program has been approved by the Certification of Disability Management Specialists Commission for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education credit.



Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

N CRC: 6.00
This program has been approved by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education credit.



Continuing Legal Education

NJ CLE: 7.20 Including - Ethics: 1.20
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.2 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.2 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 7.2 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in workers' compensation law.


NY CLE: 7.00 Including - Areas of Professional Practice: 6.00, Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 7.0 credit hours. 6.0 hours can be applied to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and 1.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement. This live format program is appropriate for experienced attorneys.


PA CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for a total of 6.0 hours, including 5.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 1.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.



Human Resource Certification Institute

N HR: 6.00
“The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.” This program has been approved for 6.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.



International Association for Continuing Education Training

N IACET: 0.60
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)

Upon completion of this course, attendee will be able to: 1. Describe the latest developments to the state workers' compensation law. 2. Distinguish between permanent total disability and permanent partial disability. 3. Explain the fund liability requirements. 4. Describe how to medically establish a claim for psychiatric injury or occupational stress. 5. State from recall the latest information on Medicaid super liens. 6. Distinguish between ethical and unethical practices. 7. List three settlement strategies that can have successful results.


Professional Achievement in Continuing Education

N PACE: 7.00 Including - Registered Employee Benefits Consultant: 7.00, Registered Health Underwriter: 7.00
This seminar qualifies for 7.0 PACE (Professional Achievement in Continuing Education) credit hours for RHU and/or REBC.



Society for Human Resource Management

N SHRM: 6.00
NBI, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 6.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.


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