Holiday Inn Canton (Belden Village)
4520 Everhard Road Northwest
Canton, OH 44718
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Sharpen Your Skills With Strategic Insight From Both Sides of the Aisle
Successfully handling a workers' compensation claim requires you to understand and evaluate the issues from both sides. From initiating claims to negotiating settlements, anticipating the actions of the other side increases your chances for success. At this strategic seminar, experienced faculty from both sides of the aisle will provide you with best practices for building a strong case and obtaining favorable results. Broaden your knowledge of workers' compensation claims and provide your clients with top-notch representation - register today!
This basic-to-intermediate level program on workers' compensation claims is for:
including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 6.0 CLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour of attorney professional conduct instruction.
“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.
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 0.60 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. State what injuries are covered under state workers' compensation laws. 2. Identify workers' compensation claim filing procedures and time limits. 3. Describe the legal responsibilities of physicians in workers' compensation cases. 4. Give an example of a key causal connection that makes or breaks a workers' compensation claim. 5. Identify a potential social media landmine in a workers' compensation claim. 6. Compare and contrast the advantages of lump sum vs. structured settlements. 7. Describe two essential workers' compensation hearing tactics. 8. State two ethical concerns attorneys face during workers' compensation claims.
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.
MICHAEL L. BOANO is a sole practitioner in Boardman, Ohio. He has been an attorney for more than 35 years and practices in the areas of plaintiffs' personal injury and workers' compensation (representing both claimants and respondents). Mr. Boano is a member of the Mahoning County and Ohio State bar associations. He earned his B.A. degree from Kent State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. (Canton location)
J. KENT BRESLIN is a partner in the Cleveland office of Scheuer Mackin & Breslin LLC. He has more than 30 years of legal experience, more than 25 years of which have been focused in the field of workers' compensation. In addition to workers' compensation, Mr. Breslin represents management in the areas of intentional torts, safety violations and employment discrimination cases. His practice includes representation before the Industrial Commission, the Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Courts of Common Pleas, Courts of Appeal, and the Ohio Supreme Court. Mr. Breslin has been a speaker at numerous workers' compensation seminars on many subjects, including safety violations, drugs and alcohol in the workplace, fraud, allowance issues, and workers’ compensation subrogation. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association, and the Cleveland Bar Association. Mr. Breslin earned his B.A. degree from the University of Cincinnati and is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. (Canton and Cleveland locations)
BRIAN K. BRITTAIN is a partner and one of the founders, and vice-president/treasurer of Ross, Brittain & Schonberg Co., L.P.A. Mr. Brittain oversees the firm’s workers’ compensation and OSHA practices. Primarily, he supervises the management, defense and administration of workers’ compensation matters for more than 1,400 of the firm’s clients. In addition, he is highly regarded in this field for his unique abilities in aiding both state-funded and self-insured companies to reduce overall workers’ compensation liabilities and expenditures. Since the firm’s 1991 beginning, Mr. Brittain has been a driving force behind the development of workers’ compensation group rating plans. He oversees all actuarial analyses for group projections and directs the claims administration for all new group members. He regularly conducts seminars relating to OSHA workplace safety and workers’ compensation matters, and has authored numerous articles relating to the current Ohio workers’ compensation statute and potential future changes. He earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Mount Union College; his J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University; and his M.B.A. degree from Cleveland State University. He is an Ohio State Bar Association certified specialist of workers’ compensation law, a member of the Ohio State Association (Labor Law and Workers’ Compensation section) and a member of the Geauga County Bar Association and the Self-Insurers’ Group of Ohio. (Canton and Cleveland locations)
CASEY FUNDAREK is the Medicare secondary payer compliance attorney for Sharpline Allocations, Inc. She oversees all Medicare conditional payment matters and Medicare set-aside re-review and amended review defenses, and develops Medicare set-asides, medical cost projections, and zero Medicare set-aside evaluations. Ms. Fundarek guides clients through their Medicare related issues, helping them understand their liability, use all available defenses, and mitigate future medical exposure for both workers’ compensation and liability claims. She attends claim review and other client meetings to provide strategic insight on the Medicare related issues. Ms. Fundarek received her B.S. degree from Texas Christian University and her J.D. degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. (Cleveland location)
BARBARA A. KNAPIC is a partner in the law firm of Morrow & Meyer, LLC, where she practices in the areas of workers' compensation and labor and employment. She is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in workers' compensation. Ms. Knapic is a frequent lecturer and is a former member of the Ohio Industrial Commission. She was appointed as chair of the Ohio Industrial Commission in 1994 by Governor George Voinovich to implement workers' compensation reforms. Ms. Knapic is a former chair of the Self-Insured Employers' Board of the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. She has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America. Ms. Knapic has been one of Ohio's Top Lawyers since 2003. She earned her B.S. degree from Kent State University and her J.D. degree from the University of Akron. Ms. Knapic is a member of the American, Ohio State, Akron, Wayne and Stark County bar associations, and of the Women Executives in State Government. She has been named a fellow of the Workers’ Compensation College of America. (Canton and Cleveland locations)
PATRICK MORO is an attorney with Heller, Maas, Moro & Magill Co., L.P.A. where he focuses his practice on workers' compensation, civil litigation, and criminal defense. Most recently, Mr. Moro worked at a law firm in Columbus, where he focused his practice on aircraft accident litigation, insurance claims defense and transactional matters in the aviation industry. He earned his undergraduate degree in finance and management from Walsh University andÂ earned his J.D. degree from Capital University Law School. Mr. Moro is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, The Ohio Association for Justice, and the Trumbull and Portage County bar associations. He is licensed to practice in the state of Ohio, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and is accredited by the United StatesÂ Department of Veterans Affairs. (Canton location)
TOD T. MORROW is president of Morrow & Meyer, LLC. He represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law with an emphasis on defending employers in discrimination, wrongful discharge, whistleblower, intentional tort, OSHA, VSSR, unemployment and workers' compensation cases. In addition to being recognized as one of Ohio’s Top 100 Attorneys, Mr. Morrow is regularly listed in Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine and The Best Lawyers in America, and he is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in workers' compensation law. Mr. Morrow is a magna cum laude graduate of Mount Union College and The Ohio State University College of Law. The law firm of Morrow & Meyer, LLC, represents and aggressively defends employers in the Akron-Canton area and throughout Ohio. The firm concentrates its practice in the areas of labor law, employment law, and workers’ compensation defense. (Canton and Cleveland locations)
ERIC A. RICH is a litigation and workers' compensation attorney with Scheuer Mackin & Breslin LLC, a statewide Ohio law firm committed to advising and representing employers in their workers’ compensation and employment related interests. The firm assists large and small employers in multi-state occupational disease litigation, administrative and court proceedings, alleged workplace safety violations, and structured settlement negotiations. Mr. Rich is a graduate of the University of Vermont and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and has more than 20 years of experience representing Ohio employers in administrative hearings and in court. He also speaks on workers' compensation issues before groups such as the Ohio State Bar Association, National Business Institute, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. In addition to workers’ compensation, Mr. Rich advises employers regarding their obligations under the ADA, FMLA, OSHA, and other state and federal statutes. (Canton and Cleveland locations)
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