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An Introduction to Worker's Compensation 2016

Product ID: CM2387
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

“Claim” the latest worker’s comp insights

Did you know that, on average, more than 5,000 worker’s compensation claims a year were litigated in Wisconsin from 2007 to 2013? That means opportunities abound for worker’s comp practitioners. If you’re new to worker’s comp practice or want to stay up-to-date on the latest tools and techniques, plan to attend Build Your Practice: An Introduction to Worker’s Compensation.

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“Claim” the latest worker’s comp insights

Did you know that, on average, more than 5,000 worker’s compensation claims a year were litigated in Wisconsin from 2007 to 2013? That means opportunities abound for worker’s comp practitioners. If you’re new to worker’s comp practice or want to stay up-to-date on the latest tools and techniques, plan to attend Build Your Practice: An Introduction to Worker’s Compensation.

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Scott W. French
Becker French & Durkin
Racine

Grace Marie Kulkoski

Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C.
Madison

John Minix
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development-Workers Compensation Division
Madison

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

  • Nature of the system
  • What it is and what it isn’t
  • Everyday resource materials
    Scott W. French

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

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

9:30 a.m. : Primary Compensation

  • Temporary disability §102.43
  • Permanent disability §§102.52 to 102.56 and 102.44
  • Lost earning capacity
    Grace M. Kulkoski

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
    Scott W. French

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
    Grace M. Kulkoski

11:45 a.m. : Question & Answer

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

1:15 p.m. : Litigation Process Overview

John Minix, Scott W. French, Grace M. Kulkoski

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
  • DWD Review – valid disputes, limited or full and final

3:00 p.m. : Question & Answer

3:15 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Get an overview of worker's comp in Wisconsin
  • Hear applicant, respondent, and ALJ viewpoints
  • Learn the statutory conditions of liability
  • Explore the various types of available compensation
  • Discover how to obtain and present medical evidence
  • Receive a thorough review of the litigation process
  • Worker’s compensation lawyers
  • General practitioners
  • Attorneys new to worker’s comp
  • Experienced attorneys seeking a refresher

BYP

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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