Can we distinguish chronic/age related findings for an acute injury? Importance of mechanism of injury and history taking with rotator cuff causality analysis. Treatment options for rotator cuff tears: Question, do we always need to operate? Reverse total shoulder replacement vs. superior
Panel: Ralph R. Smith, 3rd, Esq., Capehart Scatchard Bill Abate, Risk & Safety Manager, Holman Enterprises Topics: Are most comp injuries covered under the ADA and FMLA? How do you handle termination of injured workers without civil litigation? What if an employee
Use of second opinions on treatment issues in workers’ compensation Strategies for defending motions for med and temp Controlling referrals in workers’ compensation Preparing medical experts for testimony Responding to requests for treatment in reopener cases
Panel: Sheila M. Mints, Esq., Capehart Scatchard Dr. Giovanni Ramundo, Pain Medicine Physicians Dr. Rachel Leibu, Atlantic Health System Topics: What changes do employers see in terms of drug testing and medical marijuana? Should employers update their policies in light of changes
What are the important statutory defenses used in liability matters? Comparative Negligence – Can a plaintiff still recover, even if found partially negligent? Verbal Threshold (a/k/a Lawsuit Threshold) – When can a plaintiff recover for pain and suffering from an auto accident,
Listen to counsel discuss their views on “lien compromises.” Consider whether there are times when a lien compromise makes sense. What does the adjuster need to evaluate a request for a lien compromise? Learn when you have lien rights and when you
Understanding the premises rule and exceptions to the rule. When do you have a valid fraud case that may defeat the claim? Is residency alone in New Jersey enough to file a claim petition? Know the jurisdictional rules in New Jersey. “Are
The rapid growth of medical claim petitions in New Jersey. Handling jurisdictional issues with MCPs. Developing law on denial of due process in New Jersey. Tips on successfully handling reopener claims in New Jersey.
Watch your favorite college teams square off in a test of comp knowledge. See several skilled comp professionals compete for bragging rights. Learn valuable workers’ compensation information in a fun and fast-paced game.