Are you ready for worker’s comp changes?
Under the traditional worker’s compensation system, workers surrender the right to sue their employers for negligence and in return, employers pay for all work-related injuries, regardless of fault.
Effective March 2, 2016, Wisconsin Act 180 introduced the concept of fault into the traditional no-fault system. Applicants will have to be more strategic in filing claims and proving they aren’t at fault for injuries. Respondents will have the burden of proving fault or misconduct on the part of the applicant.
Worker’s Compensation: Understanding Recent Changes in the Law guides you through the challenges and opportunities Act 180 presents for your practice and your clients. Get an overview and analysis of the Act’s key provisions and how they will impact the worker’s compensation system.
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Crucial changes you’ll learn about include:
- The statutes of limitations for traumatic injury. Discover what applicant attorneys must document to ensure that clients can qualify for future care after the statute of limitations has timed out.
- Permanent partial disability rates. These rates are now affected by injury that is, in part, "caused by other factors.” Hear discussion on how such factors are determined.
- Effects of drug and alcohol use by the applicant. Explore how an applicant’s use of alcohol or drugs can affect benefits. Understand how proving causation will be an issue for respondents.
- Impact of a firing on disability benefits. Discover how disability benefits are impacted if an employee is fired for misconduct or substantial fault.
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Whether you represent applicants or defense, Worker’s Compensation: Understanding Recent Changes in the Law can help you stay current on the latest developments in worker’s comp law and effectively advise your clients.