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- Legislative and Case Law Update
- Selected Issues in Workers' Compensation Law
- Causal Relationship, Apportionment and the Fund
- Medical Issues and Their Role in the Complex Workers' Compensation Claim
- Ethical Obligations
- Litigation Techniques for The Difficult Workers' Compensation Case
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Agenda / Content Covered
- LEGISLATIVE AND CASE LAW UPDATE
9:00 - 9:45, Kathryn L. Harman
- SELECTED ISSUES IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW
9:45 - 10:45, Kathryn L. Harman
- Permanent Total Disability
- Permanent Partial Disability
- Managed Health Care Provisions
- Self-Insurance Update
- Computation of Benefits
- Workers' Compensation Fraud
- Average Weekly Wage Considerations
- CAUSAL RELATIONSHIP, APPORTIONMENT AND THE FUND
11:00 - 12:00, Eric S. Wiener
- Understanding the Fund Liability Requirements and Available Defenses
- Using the Fund to Your Client's Advantage
- Causal Relationship Considerations
- Apportionment of Pre-Existing or Unrelated Post-Accident Disabilities
- Considerations Regarding the Fund Involvement
- MEDICAL ISSUES AND THEIR ROLE IN THE COMPLEX WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIM
1:00 - 2:15, Eric J. Berghold
- Psychiatric and Mental Injuries
- Occupational Stress Claims
- Establishing Stress Claims
- Proving Compensability
- Benefits Available for Stress Claims
- Injury Fund Claims
- Work-Related Aggravations of Pre-Existing Conditions
- Repetitive Motion and Related Injuries
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Impact of Injury Upon the Worker and "Suitable Gainful Employment"
- Effective Tools for Dealing With Injured Workers
- Cost-Effective Rehabilitation
- The Role of Physical Therapy
- ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS
2:15 - 3:15, Eric J. Berghold
- Rules of Professional Conduct
- Contacts With Parties, Doctors and Rehabilitation Personnel
- Attorneys' Fees
- Lawyer Liability
- LITIGATION TECHNIQUES FOR THE DIFFICULT WORKERS' COMPENSATION CASE
3:30 - 4:30, W. David Falcon Jr.
- Preparation of the Injured Employee's Case
- Preparation of the Employer's Case
- Presenting Evidence in the Workers' Compensation Case
- Settlement Strategies
- ADA and the Injured Worker
- Family and Medical Leave Act
ERIC J. BERGHOLD is a principal with McCandlish & Lillard, where his practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation and workers' compensation, and includes health care malpractice, tort liability, mechanic's liens, and landlord/tenant. He is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mr. Berghold appears frequently before the Workers' Compensation Commission. His appellate experience includes arguments before both the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Mr. Berghold has taught continuing legal education courses in workers' compensation and employment law. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his J.D. degree from The Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary.
W. DAVID FALCON JR. is a founding partner of the law firm Ackerman & Falcon, LLP where he concentrates his practice on trying cases before the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission. He is admitted to practice in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Mr. Falcon earned his B.A. degree from the College of William & Mary and his J.D. degree from the University of Richmond. He is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group and serves as secretary of the Virginia Workers' Compensation American Inns of Court.
KATHRYN L. HARMAN is of counsel with Semmes, Bowen & Semmes PC, and has experience in employment law, workers' compensation law, products liability, personal injury law, legal malpractice defense, and general liability defense. She is a member of the Alabama State Bar, Appellate Practice, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the District of Columbia Bar, the Virginia State Bar, and the Eastern and Western districts of the U.S. Federal Court of Virginia. Ms. Harman is admitted to practice in federal court in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, as well as the Northern and Middle districts of Alabama. Ms. Harman earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Marshall University; and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Samford University Cumberland School of Law.
ERIC S. WIENER is a sole practitioner in Arlington, Virginia, where he focuses in the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury. He has spoken previously on workers' compensation, auto claims, and a variety of other topics. Mr. Wiener is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit and the Eastern District of Virginia. He is a member of the Arlington County and Virginia bar associations, as well as the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Wiener earned his B.A. degree from the College of William & Mary and his J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law.
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