45th Annual Worker's Compensation Update 2021

Product ID: CA3202D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

A year of change

Changing legislation. Changing workforce trends. Changing procedures and rules.

Can you a sense a trend? The 45th Annual Worker’s Compensation Update will get you up-to-speed on all of the crucial developments affecting worker’s compensation in 2021, plus give you tools and techniques for navigating law practice in the next phase(s) of the pandemic.

All in one place, you’ll learn about:

  • Potential changes affecting Permanent Total Disability Claims
  • Recent interesting cases at the Labor and Industry Review Commission
  • Ethics situations colleagues have faced – and tips for responding in your own practice
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Member $269.00

Non-Member $349.00

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7 CLE

* EPR credit is not available for OnDemand programs.

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A year of change

Changing legislation. Changing workforce trends. Changing procedures and rules.

Can you a sense a trend? The 45th Annual Worker’s Compensation Update will get you up-to-speed on all of the crucial developments affecting worker’s compensation in 2021, plus give you tools and techniques for navigating law practice in the next phase(s) of the pandemic.

All in one place, you’ll learn about:

  • Potential changes affecting Permanent Total Disability Claims
  • Recent interesting cases at the Labor and Industry Review Commission
  • Ethics situations colleagues have faced – and tips for responding in your own practice
Read More ↓

Sponsored By

Program Chair:

Kathleen E. Grant
DOA Division of Hearings and Appeals
Madison

Faculty:

Bronwyn M. Baldwin
DOA Division of Hearings and Appeals
Madison

Joseph P. Danas, Jr.
Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C.
Milwaukee

Hamdy A. Ezalarab
Wisconsin Department of Administration
Division of Hearings & Appeals
Madison

Michael H. Gillick
Labor & Industry Review Commission
Madison

Robert J. Janssen
Janssen Law LLC
Green Bay

Aviva Meridian Kaiser
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

Melissa Kirschner
Crivello Carlson, S.C.
Eau Claire

Jason R. Oldenburg
Injury & Disability Law Office of Wisconsin
Milwaukee

Jeffrey J. Shampo
Labor & Industry Review Commission
Madison

Karl A. VanDeHey
Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C.
Milwaukee

Scott E. Wade
von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
Milwaukee

8:30 a.m. : Case Law Update

  • Issues regarding discharging medical expense through bankruptcy
  • Reasonable Cause for discharge under 102.35(3)
  • Exclusive injury and subsequent reinjury
  • Expert testimony and the Lewellyn rule
  • Procedure when ALJ unavailable for credibility conference with LIRC

Joseph P. Danas, Jr.

9:20 a.m. : OWCH Update

  • HA 4, OWCH policies regarding
    o Compromise Agreement, best way to get it approved
    o Restricted Account when required, attorney’s fees, advancements and closing files
    o OWCH policy regarding scheduling pre-hearings when COR is not filed, expedited hearings
    o Mediation and settlement Conferences

Hamdy A. Ezalarab

10:10 a.m. : Break

10:25 a.m. : LIRC: An Update

  • How LIRC works: the structure, the process, the product.
  • Hints for working with LIRC: what evidence matters; why briefs work; what issues matter.
  • Current issues at LIRC: COVID, independent contractors

Michael H. Gillick

11:10 a.m. : Legislative Update

  • Proposed legislative changes
  • Changes made by 2021 Wis. Act 29:
    o Claims by public safety officers for mental injuries that are not accompanied by a physical injury and that result in a post-traumatic stress diagnosis
    o Ability of clients of employee leasing companies to assume worker’s compensation liability
    o Payments to WISBF in certain death benefit cases
    o New 30-day requirement for providing billing statements

Jeffrey J. Shampo

12:00 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. : Presenting Your Case Virtually: Perspectives of an Administrative Law Judge

  • A brief background on DHA and the evolution of virtual hearings at DHA
  • How to appear virtually for a worker’s compensation hearing with suggestions for successfully presenting your case to an ALJ
  • Lessons I’ve learned from holding hundreds of virtual hearings

Bronwyn M. Baldwin

1:50 p.m. : Telecommuting in the Time of Covid: Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Issues for Employees Working from Home

  • History of telecommuting
  • Injuries coming and going
  • Injuries at home and off premises
  • Additional issues for employees working out of state
  • Telecommuting policies

Melissa A. Kirschner

2:40 p.m. : Break

2:55 p.m. : Ethical Predicaments and the Worker’s Compensation Attorney

  • Disengaging and asserting a lien
  • Confidentiality and informed consent
  • Obtaining information via questionable means

Robert J. Janssen, Aviva Meridian Kaiser, Jason R. Oldenburg, Karl A. VanDeHey, Scott E. Wade

3:55 p.m. : Program Concludes

 

  • Get a special look at how the Labor and Industry Review Commission works
  • Discover what’s new at the Office of Worker’s Compensation Hearings
  • Hear from panelists about ethical concerns common to worker’s comp practice
  • Learn how to present your case more effectively over video
  • Obtain guidance for practicing worker’s compensation post-pandemic
  • Receive a case law and legislative update
  • Worker’s compensation lawyers
  • Employment law attorneys
  • Insurance attorneys
  • General practitioners

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