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Impaired Workers and Workers' Compensation Claims

OnDemand Webinar (89 minutes)

Gain a better understanding of how to recognize an impaired employee at the workplace to help workers' compensation claims.

Antidepressant use has increased 400%, now the third most commonly prescribed group of medications in the U.S. Employers are facing more mental health and physical trauma claims than ever before. Case managers and adjusters handle a multitude of cases, diagnoses and pain management dilemmas. How can businesses protect themselves from this influx of workers' compensation claims? This information will examine drug and medication usage, how they may impair workers and what you can do reduce risk. You will review active claims, red flags to look out for, getting employees back to work and combatting illegitimate claims.


Timothy A. Furman, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC



• Examining the Impact of Drugs in Workers' Compensation

- Pre-Accident

- Post-Accident

• Mental Claims

• Recent Changes in the Law

Drug Usage Prior to Accident

• Defenses and Drug Screening

• Testing Positive

- Compensability

- Employment

Active Claims

• Cost and Combatting

• Getting Back to Work

• Work Accommodations

Common Medications

• Effectiveness, Side Effects and Red Flags

Closing a Claim

• Recurring Prescription Medications

• Reserving/Resolving the Claim

Mental Claims

• How to Handle, Therapy Management Strategies

• Securing Records

• Mental Anguish

- Physical-Mental and Mental-Mental Claims

- NIED and IIED Claims

• Past Medical/Psychological History

Federal and State Laws

• Federal Controlled Substance Act of 1970

• Recreational Marijuana vs. Medical Marijuana

• Mood Disorders and Treatment

- Alternative Options and Medications

Looking to the Future