Practicing worker’s compensation law in the wake of the novel coronavirus is literally a whole new world. The 44th Annual Worker’s Compensation Update will provide you with the latest updates, tools, and techniques to help you succeed in this uncharted territory.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Office of Worker's Compensation Hearings (OWCH) stopped conducting in-person hearings, prehearings, and mediations. Hear how the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and the OWCH are moving forward and gain strategies for keeping your clients’ claims moving. Additionally, gain an update on the latest eFiling features.
COVID-19: a compensable injury?
In Wisconsin, most viruses and infections can be compensable, depending on the circumstances surrounding how and when a worker contracts the illness. Learn when COVID-19 qualifies as a worker’s compensation injury. Discover the two important criteria for determining eligibility for benefits in Wisconsin, and discuss how other states’ compensability rules differ.
Unmute your mic
As Wisconsin continues to grapple with the pandemic, video meetings and hearings may replace in-person gatherings for the foreseeable future. Discover tips for effectively getting your message across via video. Learn best practices for mediating in the “new normal.”
Get updates directly from state officials and receive ethics guidance tailored to worker’s compensation practice at the 44th Annual Worker’s Compensation Update.