RACIAL EQUITY: It's Time to Step Up. We Need Your Help. Click Here.
We are currently working to resolve some known performance issues with www.wisbar.org. We apologize for any inconvenience.
​​

41st Annual Worker's Compensation Update 2017

Product ID: CM2648
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Work it

The 41st Annual Worker’s Compensation Update compiles recent changes and current developments in worker’s comp into a succinct, easily-digestible overview combined with in-depth discussion from experienced lawyers, ALJs, and other professionals.

Learn lessons from the latest case law. Plus, gain greater insight into protecting Medicare’s interests in worker’s comp cases.

Read More ↓

Interested in sponsoring this program? Find out more.

Select a Format

OnDemand seminar
Course manual
Course manual and CD

Pricing

Member $49.00

Non-Member $99.00

Quantity:

Work it

The 41st Annual Worker’s Compensation Update compiles recent changes and current developments in worker’s comp into a succinct, easily-digestible overview combined with in-depth discussion from experienced lawyers, ALJs, and other professionals.

Learn lessons from the latest case law. Plus, gain greater insight into protecting Medicare’s interests in worker’s comp cases.

Read More ↓

Program Chair:

Joshua B. Czuta
Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C.
Milwaukee

Presenters:

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

Thomas M. Domer
Domer Law, S.C.
Milwaukee

Hamdy A. Ezalarab
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development-Workers Compensation Division
Madison

Richard A. Fortune
Fortune & McGillis, S.C.
Racine

Brian K. Hayes

Wisconsin Division of Hearings and Appeals
Madison

Calvin J. Langmade, Psy.D., FABFE, DABPS
Langmade Associates
Brookfield

Christine K. Nelson
Nelson, Connell & Slein, S.C.
Waukesha

Jason R. Oldenburg
Injury and Disability Law Office of Wisconsin LLC
Shorewood

Timothy J. Pierce
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

Chelsie D. Springstead
Lindner & Marsack S.C.
Milwaukee

Scott E. Wade
Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C.
Milwaukee

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Case Law Update

Joseph P. Danas, Jr.

9:15 a.m. : Division of Hearings and Appeals (DHA) Update

  • Budget process update
  • Office of Worker’s Compensation Hearings (OWCH) update
  • New Developments regarding awarding attorney’s fees for meds-only claims
  • Awarding attorney's fees on unpaid medical expenses where indemnity benefits are awarded
  • Discussion of OWCH policy of not accepting application for hearing for the sole purpose of tolling the statute of limitations
  • Apportionment of permanent partial disability in accidental injuries
  • Discharge or suspension for misconduct or substantial fault
  • Violation of employer's alcohol/drug policy

Hamdy A. Ezalarab, Brian K. Hayes

10:15 a.m. : Break

10:30 a.m. : Medicare Set-Asides Revisited

  • How to protect the interests of Medicare from both the prospective of the applicant and respondent
  • Guidance to best protect the interests of your client
  • An overview of the various tentacles of Medicare
  • Using the right tools to negotiate the terms of a Compromise Agreement

Jason R. Oldenburg, Chelsie D. Springstead

11:30 a.m. : Lunch (on your own)

12:30 p.m. : What Helps and Hinders an Injured Person's Disability Experience? (A Psychological Perspective)

  • Key differences between work and non-work-related injury claims that affect outcomes, recovery and disability
  • Critical psychosocial factors that hinder disability claims, including outcomes, return to work and recovery
  • Proposed changes to how we handle disability claims that improve outcomes, return to work and recovery

Calvin J. Langmade, Psy.D., FABFE, DABPS

1:30 p.m. : Fitbit & Facebook Frenzy: Ethics and Social Media for Workers’ Comp Lawyers

  • Competence in the digital age
  • Review, use, and removal of evidence from Social Media
  • Informal discovery: social media accounts, profiles, posts, Fitbit Data

Thomas M. Domer

2:30 p.m. : Break

2:45 p.m. : Real case Scenarios: A Practical Approach to Ethical Issues in Worker's Compensation Cases

Richard A. Fortune, Christine K. Nelson, Timothy J. Pierce, Scott E. Wade

3:50 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Understand recent changes at the Office of Worker’s Compensation Hearings
  • Receive an update on key developments at the Division of Hearings and Appeals from the DHA Administrator
  • Stay current on the latest rulings with a case law update
  • Learn best practices for protecting Medicare's interests in worker’s comp cases
  • Discover a psychological perspective on what helps or hinders outcomes, recovery, and disability
  • Hear a panel discussion on identifying and responding to hot-button ethical situations
  • Understand the ethical implications of obtaining and using information from social media and personal fitness trackers
  • Earn 2 EPR credits
  • Worker’s compensation lawyers
  • Employment law attorneys
  • Insurance law practitioners
  • Business lawyers
  • General practitioners
0 Customer Reviews
5 star
0%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

Customer Reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers by being the first to review this product and or seminar.