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Workers' Compensation Fundamentals

OnDemand Webinar (88 minutes)

Gain a better understanding of the various types and any costs of workers' compensation benefits for an injured worker.This topic will provide you with a thorough analysis and discussion in order to understand the various types of workers' compensation benefits which are available to injured employees. You will also be provided with an in-depth learning experience covering the various medical evidence and witnesses, factual evidence and witnesses and investigative evidence which can be effectively utilized to reduce future claim exposure. This information will present specific strategies to assess return to work motivation, risks and factors which can impact a prolonged period of disability and create barriers which influence return to work outcomes.

Authors

Mary Bergmann, Rawle & Henderson LLP Zachary M. Rubinich, Rawle & Henderson LLP

Agenda

Benefits Available to Injured Workers

• Wage Loss Benefits

• Medical Benefits

• Specific Loss Benefits

• Disfigurement Benefits

• Hearing Loss Benefits

Medical Evidence and Witnesses: Strategies to Reduce Claim Costs

• How IME's Reduce Claim Costs

• Issues and Reasons for Scheduling

• Causal Relationship and Degree of Disability

• Timing

• Lowering Temporary Lost Earning Awards

• Limiting Established Injuries

Factual Evidence and Witnesses: Strategies to Reduce Claim Costs

• Type of Evidence

- Employment and Personnel

- Financial Records

- Educational

• Type of Witnesses

- Co-Worker and Supervisor

- Vocational Expert

- Investigator

Surveillance, Social Media, Background Checks and Criminal Checks: Strategies to Reduce Claim Costs

• Surveillance

• Social Media Check

• Background Check

• Criminal Check

Return to Work Strategy

• Accessing Return to Work Opportunities

• Weighing Risks and Factors

• Barriers

• Return to Work Process

• Successful Outcomes