Audio CD + Course Book

Advanced Workers' Compensation

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

December, 2017

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Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • CO CLE - 7.00
From Event: Advanced Workers' Compensation, held December 2017.

Program Description

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. Order today and get clear answers to your most challenging workers' compensation questions.

Course Content

  1. Selected Issues in Workers' Compensation Law
  2. NEW AVENUE to RECOVERY: Firefighters and Non-insureds
  3. Ethical Obligations
  4. Medical Issues and Their Role in the Complex Workers' Compensation Claim
  5. Litigation Techniques for The Difficult Workers' Compensation Case

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 7.00 CO - Credit Approval Expiration 12/20/2019 *

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

    9:00 - 10:30, Gregory B. Cairns
    1. Recent Legal Updates
    2. Permanent Total Disability
    3. Permanent Partial Disability
    4. Managed Health Care Provisions
    5. Self-Insurance Update
    6. Computation of Benefits
    7. Workers' Compensation Fraud
    8. Settlement
    9. Reopenings
    10. Average Weekly Wage Considerations
    11. Set-Asides and Other Important Considerations
  2. NEW AVENUES to RECOVERY: Firefighters and Non-Insureds
    10:45 - 12:00, Scott M. Busser
    1. Understanding the 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
    1:00 - 2:00, Mary Ewing
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Contacts With Parties, Doctors and Rehabilitation Personnel
    3. Attorneys' Fees
    4. Lawyer Liability
    2:15 - 3:30, Mary Ewing
    1. Psychiatric and Mental Injuries
    2. Occupational Stress Claims
    3. Work-Related Aggravations of Pre-Existing Conditions
    4. Repetitive Motion and Related Injuries
    5. Vocational Rehabilitation
    3:30 - 4:30, Shelley P. Dodge
    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

SCOTT M. BUSSER practices law in Denver and is a shareholder with Moseley, Busser & Appleton, P.C. He graduated from John Carroll University and earned his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law. Mr. Busser is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and Colorado Defense Lawyers Association. The majority of his practice concerns representation of employers and insurers in Colorado workers’ compensation matters. Mr. Busser was admitted to practice in 1989.

GREGORY B. CAIRNS is principal in Cairns & Associates, P.C., in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Cairns has thirty-four years of experience as an attorney in matters relating to workers’ compensation and employment law. He has published several articles in The Colorado Lawyer concerning employment issues and pre-judgment interest and has been a frequent speaker concerning workers’ compensation, fitness for duty testing, medical marijuana, and the special needs of older workers with injuries. He has taught basic legal research in the paralegal training programs for Metropolitan State College in Denver and the Denver Paralegal Institute. In addition, he is the founder and principal instructor for The Center for Workers’ Compensation Training, a private occupational school. Mr. Cairns attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in psychology. He also attended the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee where he pursued a Master’s degree in industrial psychology. Following graduate school, he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Cairns has been licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado since 1982. In 2003 he was named an Outstanding Lawyer in America. In 2010, he received the Lance Butler Award for service to the Colorado workers’ compensation community. He has served as president of Professionals in Workers’ Compensation and the Denver Law Club.

SHELLEY P. DODGE is a principal of the Denver firm of The Dodge Law Firm, where her main areas of practice are workers' compensation and Social Security disability. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her J.D. degree from the University of Denver and Lewis and Clark College. Ms. Dodge is a member of the Denver and Colorado bar associations,the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the National Lawyers Guild, and the Workers' Compensation Education Association.

MARY EWING is a founding member of Mary Ewing Law Office PC. Having previously practiced for 20 years with Ewing & Ewing PC, Ms. Ewing is a tireless advocate in her representation of those who have been injured as a result of an automobile collision, dangerous condition, defective product, or professional negligence. She also represents those involved in divorce litigation, workers' compensation claims, Social Security claims, and employment matters. Ms. Ewing has been a frequent presenter at numerous continuing legal education seminars, held a board position with the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association for 30 years, and was certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. She served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver College of Law for many years, as well as on the teaching faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Ms. Ewing earned her B.A. degree from the University of Colorado and her J.D. degree from the University of Denver.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

CO CLE: 7.00 Credit Approval Exp
Includes - Ethics: 1.20
This program may qualify for up to 7.0 hours of self-study general Colorado Continuing Legal Education Credit, including 1.2 ethics credit.

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