Audio CD + Course Book

Handling the Workers' Compensation Case From Start to Finish

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

May, 2018

Product ID#:

78912CDRA

Audio + Course Book

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From Event: Handling the Workers' Compensation Case From Start to Finish, held May 2018.

Program Description

Are you fully prepared to handle workers' compensation claims? Walk through the step-by-step practicalities of handling a workers' compensation case, from initial intake through the hearing process. Whether you represent the claimant or the defendant, you'll gain the knowledge you need to effectively advise and zealously defend your client's position. Order today!

Course Content

  1. Overview of Laws and Concepts
  2. Preparing Your Case: Procedures for Claimant and Defendant
  3. Determining the Value of the Claim
  4. Medical Issues During the Claim
  5. Medicare Set Asides, Medicaid Liens and Other Settlement Considerations
  6. Hearings: Practice and Procedure
  7. Recovery From Third Parties
  8. Ethical Obligations

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credit is not available at this time.
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Agenda / Content Covered

  1. OVERVIEW OF LAWS AND CONCEPTS
    9:00 - 10:00, Philip E. Roberts
    1. State and Federal Workers' Compensation Laws
      1. Scope of Employer Liability
      2. Who is Covered? - Employees, Independent Contractors, Subcontractors
      3. Compensability? - Injuries and Occupational Diseases
      4. Affirmative Defenses
      5. Extraterritorial Application of State Laws
      6. Non-Occupational Disability Benefit Laws
    2. Types of Benefits and Claims
    3. Statute and Case Law Update
  2. PREPARING YOUR CASE: PROCEDURES FOR CLAIMANT AND DEFENDANT
    10:00 - 10:30, James R. Morris
    1. Claimant's Attorney: Intake, Investigation and Case Preparation
    2. Defendants' Attorney: Receipt of the File, Investigation and Case Preparation
  3. DETERMINING THE VALUE OF THE CLAIM
    10:45 - 11:15, Thomas E. Townsley
  4. MEDICAL ISSUES DURING THE CLAIM
    11:15 - 12:00, Thomas E. Townsley
    1. Medical Discovery Issues
    2. Choice of Doctor
    3. Second Medical Opinions
    4. Medical Evaluation Issues and IMEs
    5. Vocational Rehabilitation and Functional Capacity Evaluations
  5. MEDICARE SET-ASIDES, MEDICAID LIENS AND OTHER SETTLEMENT CONSIDERATIONS
    1:00 - 1:45, H. Clay Ward III
    1. Mediation Strategy
    2. Liens
    3. Medicaid Liens - What You Need to Know Now
    4. Medicare Set Aside (MSA) Considerations and Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSPA) Requirements
    5. Dual Medicare and Medicaid Eligibility Settlements
  6. HEARINGS: PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
    1:45 - 2:30, H. Clay Ward III
  7. RECOVERY FROM THIRD PARTIES
    2:45 - 3:30, Philip E. Roberts
  8. ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS
    3:30 - 4:30, Philip E. Roberts
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Communication with Other Parties
    3. Attorneys' Fees
    4. Lawyer Liability

JAMES R. MORRIS is an attorney with Morris Law Firm where he practices in the areas of personal injury law, workers' compensation and real estate. He received his B.A. degree from Centenary College and his J.D. degree from Louisiana State University. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in Louisiana.

PHILIP E. ROBERTS is a partner in the Lafayette office of the law firm of Ungarino & Maldonado, LLC, where he practices primarily in the areas of workers' compensation, medical malpractice, automobile, and general liability defense. Mr. Roberts has lectured on ethics for various professional organizations. He is a member of the Lafayette Parish and Louisiana State bar associations. Mr. Roberts earned his B.A. degree from Louisiana State University and A&M College, and his J.D. degree from Louisiana State University Law Center.

THOMAS E. TOWNSLEY is founder of The Law Office of Thomas E. Townsley, LLC in Lake Charles, LA, where he focuses his practice in personal injury, automobile accidents, workers’ compensation, Social Security, and premise and products liability. He is admitted to practice in Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. He has been named a Super Lawyer and is a fellow with the American Bar Foundation. He received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Indiana University; and his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington. He is a member of the American and Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and the Albert C. Tate Inns of Court.

H. CLAY WARD III is a solo practitioner in Lake Charles, Louisiana and has handled workers' compensation claims across the state for both injured workers and insurers for more than 20 years. Mr. Ward has defended a variety of cases on behalf of numerous insurers, self-insurer funds and TPAs. He has a great deal of experience dealing with complex workers' compensation matters, having defended numerous chemical exposure cases and also having defended a major insuring concern in the Louisiana PPO litigation. Since 2000, his primary focus has been assisting injured workers who have sustained all manner of work-related injuries, ranging from brainstem injuries to serious cervical and lumbar spine injuries. Mr. Ward earned his B.A. degree from Louisiana State University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Southern University Law Center. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and has been involved in numerous professional organizations over the years.

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