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An Introduction to Worker's Compensation 2024

Product ID: CA3654M
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Endorsed by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Claim the fundamentals of worker’s comp

When a workplace injury or illness occurs, workers, employers, and insurance companies need knowledgeable counsel to help navigate the worker’s compensation claims process. If you’re new to worker’s comp practice or looking for an update on the latest tools and techniques, An Introduction to Worker’s Compensation has you covered.

See a typical worker’s comp case from every angle. Experienced practitioners and Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) will help you understand the perspectives of the applicant, respondent, and judge during every stage of litigation.

You’ll begin with a thorough explanation of the nuts and bolts of worker’s compensation, including:

  • Conditions of liability
  • Types of compensation
  • Gathering and presenting medical evidence
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Webcast seminar

Pricing

Member $239.00

Non-Member $319.00

Credits

6 CLE

Date and Time

Thursday, June 13, 20248:30 AM - 3:15 PM CT

Add to Calendar 6/13/2024 8:30:00 AM 6/13/2024 3:15:00 PM America/Chicago An Introduction to Worker's Compensation 2024

Endorsed by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Claim the fundamentals of worker’s comp

When a workplace injury or illness occurs, workers, employers, and insurance companies need knowledgeable counsel to help navigate the worker’s compensation claims process. If you’re new to worker’s comp practice or looking for an update on the latest tools and techniques, An Introduction to Worker’s Compensation has you covered.

See a typical worker’s comp case from every angle. Experienced practitioners and Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) will help you understand the perspectives of the applicant, respondent, and judge during every stage of litigation.

You’ll begin with a thorough explanation of the nuts and bolts of worker’s compensation, including:

  • Conditions of liability
  • Types of compensation
  • Gathering and presenting medical evidence
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Endorsed by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Claim the fundamentals of worker’s comp

When a workplace injury or illness occurs, workers, employers, and insurance companies need knowledgeable counsel to help navigate the worker’s compensation claims process. If you’re new to worker’s comp practice or looking for an update on the latest tools and techniques, An Introduction to Worker’s Compensation has you covered.

See a typical worker’s comp case from every angle. Experienced practitioners and Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) will help you understand the perspectives of the applicant, respondent, and judge during every stage of litigation.

You’ll begin with a thorough explanation of the nuts and bolts of worker’s compensation, including:

  • Conditions of liability
  • Types of compensation
  • Gathering and presenting medical evidence
Read More ↓

Sponsored By

Interested in sponsoring this program? Find out more.

Program Chair and Presenter:

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

Presenters:

Jakob E. Feltham
Hawks Quindel, S.C.
Madison

ALJ Amanda Luedtke
Division of Hearings and Appeals Office of Worker’s Compensation Hearings
Madison

Staci F. McCaffrey
Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C.
Milwaukee

ALJ Samuel H. Weinberg
Division of Hearings and Appeals Office of Worker’s Compensation Hearings
Milwaukee

8:30 a.m. Introduction and Overview of Worker’s Compensation

  • Overview
  • Types of injuries
  • Pros and Cons of practicing Worker’s Compensation
  • Everyday resource materials

Karl A. VanDeHey

9:00 a.m. Conditions of Liability §102.03

  • Jurisdiction
  • Definition of employers and employees §§102.04; 102.07
  • Date of the injury §102.01(2)(g)
  • Average weekly wage §102.11

ALJ Samuel H. Weinberg

9:30 a.m. Primary Compensation

  • Temporary disability §102.43
  • Permanent disability §§102.52 to 102.56 and 102.44
  • Lost earning capacity

ALJ Amanda P. Luedtke

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Additional Compensation

  • Vocational retraining §102.61 and §102.43(5)
  • Death benefits §102.46 to §102.51
  • Disfigurement §102.56
  • Penalty Claims

Staci F. McCaffrey

11:00 a.m. Medical Evidence

  • Legal and medical causation
  • Presenting medical proof at hearing WC-16B, §102.17(1)(d)
  • Medical expenses §102.42 and WC-3
  • Independent Medical Exam and Medical Records §102.13

Jakob E. Feltham

11:45 a.m. Question & Answer

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:15 p.m. Litigation Process Overview

I. Pleadings

  • Application for Hearing – Applicant’s perspective
  • Initial Review of Application – DWD
  • Answering the Application – Respondent’s perspective
  • Initial Review of Answer – DWD

II. Preparations for Hearing

  • Applicant’s Burden of Proof
  • Respondent’s Defenses
  • DWD – Notice of Hearing

III. Hearing Procedures

  • Delineation of Claim and Evidentiary Submissions
  • Delineation of Defenses and Evidentiary Submissions
  • Role of Presiding ALJ

IV. Resolution by Stipulation or Compromise

  • Negotiations and Settlement – Applicant and Respondent
  • WCD or OWCH Review – valid disputes, limited or full and final

ALJ Samuel H. Weinberg, ALJ Amanda P. Luedtke, Staci F. McCaffrey and Jakob Feltham

3:00 p.m. Question & Answer

3:15 p.m. Program Concludes

  • Review worker’s compensation law in Wisconsin
  • Receive valuable resource materials
  • Hear applicant, defense, and ALJ perspectives on pleadings, hearings, and resolution
  • Learn the statutory conditions of liability
  • Explore the types of compensation available to the applicant
  • Discover how to obtain and present medical evidence
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the litigation process
  • Attorneys new to worker’s compensation
  • Worker’s comp lawyers looking for a refresher
  • New lawyers

YLD Discount!

Young Lawyers Division members receive a $20 discount on tuition.* Discount applied automatically upon log-in.

*Young Lawyers Division Members are State Bar member attorneys 36 years of age or younger, or within five years of admission to the State Bar of Wisconsin. If you’ve opted out of YLD, you will not receive this discount. The $20 discount only applies to in-person, live webcast, and webcast replay versions of this seminar – not CLE OnDemand.. YLD members with Ultimate Passes, other CLE passes, or PINNACLE discounts are not eligible for this discount.


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Worker’s Compensation Handbook
Save 15% on the Worker’s Compensation Handbook.* This essential resource thoroughly explains worker’s comp fundamentals and offers insightful analysis of common and uncommon worker’s comp situations. Use discount code CA3654 when you order online or by calling (800) 728-7788.

*Discount applies to both print and digital Books UnBound editions of this title and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer valid through 12/31/25. For Books UnBound users, discount may be applied to purchase of individual Books UnBound title only and may not be used on the purchase of libraries. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers.

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The Build Your Practice Series from State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® introduces you to the fundamentals of various practice areas. Gain the tools and information you need to develop a new area of practice and expand your firm's offerings. Build Your Practice Series programs are endorsed by the State Bar's Young Lawyers Division.

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