Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation Details
5th Annual Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Agenda Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation I. State Case Law, Legislative Update, and Overview
A. State case law and legislative update
Presentations: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch is on your own
Atlanta, GA - May 30, 2013 B. Recent changes and developments
II. The Workers’ Compensation Claim
NONPROFIT ORG. A. Who are the parties? What are their roles and interests? Location:
Early Registration Sterling Education Services
P.O. Box 3127 U.S. POSTAGE B. Handling the workers’ compensation claim DoubleTree Atlanta - Marietta
Eau Claire, WI 54702
Sterling Education 1. Setting up the file 2055 South Park Place
2. The initial interview Atlanta, GA 30339
if paid by April 18th 770-272-9441
3. Evaluation of the claimant by a doctor
4. When to accept or deny a claim Map available online
5. Instituting litigation
C. Defenses to workers’ compensation claim Who Should Attend
D. Preparation and presentation of medical proof to establish or
Sterling means value! E. Settlement implication, Lump sum/without present value • Workers’ Compensation
commutation • Personal Injury
F. The impact of subrogation • Insurance
III. Interplay between Benefits • Civil Practice
A. WC, FMLA, ADA; federal and state • Employment & Labor
Please make any necessary corrections to address. B. Medicare set-aside and Social Security offset • Sole Practitioners
IV. Temporary Benefits: Partial and Total • General Practice
www.sterlingeducation.com A. Time loss: Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits • Human Resource Professionals
See inside for details. B. Reduction of earning power: Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) • Rehabilitation Specialists
Sterling means value!
• CRCC, CDMS & CCMC 6.5 Benefits • Workers’ Compensation
• PACE 8.0 C. Statutory change in condition to reduce TTD to TPD Administrators
• CSP 0.6 D. Reducing or suspending benefits via light duty job offer • Payroll Professionals
• Business Owners
V. Permanent Disability
exclusive • ABIH 6.5
• Risk Managers & Insurance Claims
A. Partial disability: total and partial
• HR Certification Institute 6.75
B. Permanent impairment: physical and mental • Case Managers
• AL CLE 6.7 including 1.0 ethics
• Disability Management Specialists
• GA Insurance 8.0
(See complete biographies inside)
• GA CLE 6.7 including 1.0 ethics C. Undue hardship from termination of benefits
VI. Ethical Considerations in Workers’ Compensation
Continuing Education Credit:
N. Daniel Lovein, Hall Booth Smith, P.C. VII. Happening Now: Topics of Interest and Importance
Matthew Nanninga, Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP if paid by April 18th • Case law update and overview
Andrew C. Haeberle, Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP Save $30 Summary • Handling the workers’
Workers’ compensation can be a dynamic and volatile field, with
Matthew D. Walker, Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP
Early Registration • Evaluating total and partial
J. Benson Ward, Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP frequently changing regulations and intricately interwoven benefits. permanent disability
James Janarious, Cruz & Associates, P.C. This seminar will provide cutting edge information and strategies to help • Unraveling the benefits
Presented by: you navigate the workers’ compensation process, from filing and interplay
Atlanta, GA - May 30, 2013 defending claims to the impact of subrogation. Presented by a faculty • Assessing temporary disability,
with a broad range of specialties and an extensive record of experience, total and partial
Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation this seminar emphasizes a practical approach to the basic principles • Ethical practices in workers’
that can save you and/or your client time, money, and a lot of aggravation. compensation
Register today! • Recent topics and interesting
Sterling Education Services may alter the agenda due to circumstances beyond our control.
developments in workers’ comp
Please bring your license number, ID, or other
necessary information to the seminar to ensure Meet The Faculty Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation
proper reporting of continuing education credit. 4 Easy Ways to Register:
JAMES JANARIOUS, with Cruz & Associates, P.C. in Atlanta, focuses his practice on the Atlanta, GA - May 30, 2013 • Web: www.sterlingeducation.com
Continuing defense of employers, insurers, and self-insurers in workers’ compensation claims. Mr.
Janarious has tried numerous cases before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Enter # in “Express Registration”
Education Credit Registration Fee: • Mail: Sterling Education Services
and he has argued appeals before the Appellate Division of the State Board of Workers’ Seminar #13GA05119
r $329 per person (includes manual) PO Box 3127
Compensation, various Superior Courts, and the Court of Appeals of Georgia. Mr.
GA CLE Janarious successfully argued an appeal before the Court of Appeals, Reliance Electric r $319 per person for 2 or more
r $299 per person if paid by April 18th
Eau Claire, WI 54702
This seminar has been approved by Co. v. Brightwell, 284 Ga. App. 235 (2007), that created favorable precedent regarding • Phone: 715-855-0498
the suspension of workers’ compensation indemnity benefits. Mr. Janarious frequently Reference Materials: Call us at 715-855-0495 about
the Commission on Continuing Lawyer • Fax: 715-835-5132
Competency of the State Bar of Georgia presents at professional education programs, and he has authored several articles r Add audio to your registration for $147* discounts for groups, non-profits,
for MCLE credit in the amount of 6.7 hours, regarding workers’ compensation issues. Mr. Janarious earned the Rising Star® distinction r Manual only $95* new practitioners, and more!
including 1.0 hour of ethics. in Georgia Super Lawyers® in 2010. He is a member of the Workers’ Compensation r Audio only $247*
section of the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, and the r Audio/manual package $337* Walk-Ins
GA Insurance Atlanta and the American Bar Associations. Mr. Janarious received his B.A. from Emory
Payment Information: Walk-ins are welcome and payment is required
This seminar has been approved by the University and his J.D. from Emory University’s College of Law.
r Check Enclosed (payable to Sterling Education Services) at the door when registering. Materials will
Georgia Department of Insurance for 8.0 ANDREW C. HAEBERLE, of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP in Atlanta, concentrates his
be available for walk-ins on a first-come first-
continuing education credit hours. practice on workers’ compensation defense. He is a member of the Atlanta, the Georgia, r VISA Card #:_____________-_____________-_____________-_____________ served basis. Please call ahead to confirm the
and the American Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice before the Georgia Court r MC Exp. Date:_______________________ Security Code:________________ schedule.
AL CLE of Appeals, the Georgia Superior Court, and the United States Federal Court Middle r AMEX Name on Card:_______________________________________________ Cancellations
This seminar has been approved by the District of Georgia. Mr. Haeberle received his B.B.A., with departmental honors, from r DISC
Alabama State Bar Mandatory Continuing the University of Kentucky and his J.D. from the Mercer University Walter F. George For internal use only:
Substitutions or transfers to a future Sterling
School of Law. Attendee Information: FWCp
Legal Education Commission for a maximum seminar are welcome anytime up to the day of
of 6.7 hours of credit, including 1.0 hour of J. BENSON WARD, a partner of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP in Atlanta, practices Name: ___________________________________ Job Title: ________________________ the seminar.
ethics. insurance defense litigation, with a focus on workers’ compensation defense and the If you cancel 3 or more business days before
Email: ___________________________________________________________________t the seminar you may:
investigation of all nature of insurance claims. Mr. Ward has authored articles and
ABIH given presentations regarding workers’ compensation and insurance matters, and since Name: ___________________________________ Job Title: ________________________ 1) transfer your registration to another seminar,
2) receive the audio and manual package, or
ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for 2009, has co-authored the Mercer Law Review’s annual “Workers’ Compensation Case Email: ___________________________________________________________________t 3) receive a refund minus a $25 service charge.
this event. The current event contains 6.5 Law and Legislative Update.” He is admitted to practice in Georgia state and federal
hours which can be claimed for CM credit. courts, and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, Name: ___________________________________ Job Title: ________________________ Please Note: If you do not attend and do not
cancel as described above you are not entitled
and the Southern Loss Association. Mr. Ward earned his B.A., summa cum laude, at Email: ___________________________________________________________________t to a refund.
CSP Point the University of Georgia and his J.D., cum laude, at the University of Georgia School For Attorneys: Primary Practice Area(s):______________________________________
This course may qualify for 0.6 points for of Law, where he was notes editor for the Georgia Law Review.
Firm or Company Name:_____________________________________________________
Certified Safety Professionals (CSP). N. DANIEL LOVEIN, a partner of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. in Brunswick, practices in the areas
of workers’ compensation defense, premise liability, medical malpractice, real estate, Address: _________________________________________________________________ Seminar Manual:
CRCC school law, and local government law. Mr. Lovein has extensive experience in defending The faculty has prepared a substantial reference
CDMS City:____________________________________ State:_________ Zip:________________ work to accompany their presentation. This
property owners in premises liability actions. Specifically, he has defended many “slip and
CCMC fall” actions as well as other premises liability claims for many employers and property Phone: (_______)_______________________ Fax: (_______)________________________ t manual will serve as a valuable tool for future
reference. Each attendee will receive a manual
This seminar has been approved by the owners throughout South Georgia. Mr. Lovein has served as defense counsel for and Type of Business:_________________________ Number of Employees:_______________ upon checking in at the seminar site; the price
Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor has extensive experience in many employers in the defense of all types of workers’ *Pricing listed includes $6 shipping and handling. Please allow 2 to 6 weeks after program for delivery. is included in the registration fee.
Certification (CRCC), the Certification compensation claims. He has served as local counsel for Professional Association of t
By providing this information you are agreeing to be added to Sterling’s in-house contact lists.
of Disability Management Specialists Georgia Educators. Mr. Lovein is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of Audio Recording:
Commission (CDMS), and the Case Manager State Bar of Georgia, a member of the Lawyers Professionalism & Ethics Committee of Bookstore This seminar will be recorded live and the audio
recording and/or a reference manual is available
Commission (CCMC) for 6.5 clock hours. the ABA (Insurance Defense Section), and President of the Glynn County Bar Association.
He received SuperLawyer® magazine’s Rising Star® in 2012. Mr. Lovein received his B.B.A. Below is a selection of materials available from previous Sterling seminars. To order, please for purchase separately or in conjunction with
complete this form and mail with payment or call 715-855-0495. You can also find these and
PACE from the University of Georgia and his J.D. from Mercer University. other materials online at https://store.sterlingeducation.com/bookstore.php.
registration. Self-study credit may be available
by purchasing the audio and manual package
This seminar satisfies requirements for up MATTHEW D. WALKER is a Senior Associate of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP in Atlanta. Mr. ADVANCED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - Seminar # 12GA03054 (varies by location). Please call for details.
to 8.0 hours of PACE Recertification credit Walker practices workers’ compensation law and serves national and regional clients Update and Case Law; Settlement Issues; Idiopathic Injuries; AMA Guides: Which to Use and How to
for CLU, RHU, REBC, CLF and ChFC. who have a Georgia presence. He has worked with both public and private companies Use; Workers’ Compensation Issues; Ethical Issues in Workers’ Compensation; View From the Bench Upcoming Seminars
and gained valuable experience litigating cases for clients in the automotive industry, PRESENTED BY:
health care, telecommunications, food & beverage, manufacturing, and trucking & Thomas G. Whatley, Jr. with Howard & Whatley, P.C.; D. Scott Porch IV with Callaway, Braun, Riddle & • Fundamentals of
transportation arenas. He has developed proficiency in managing complex and high Hughes, P.C.; Charles W. Snyder with the Law Offices of Charles W. Snyder; Elizabeth DeVaughn Costner
exposure workers’ compensation claims involving technical and sometimes obscure with the Law Office of Elizabeth DeVaughn Costner; Robert L. Jenkins with Smith and Jenkins, P.C.; Workers’ Compensation
medical issues. He is a contributing editor to the Georgia Self Insurers Association’s
Leesa A. Bohler with Moore, Clarke, DuVall & Rodgers, P.C.; and B. H. Levy, Jr. with Bouhan, Williams & Macon, GA - June 18, 2013
This seminar has been approved for 6.75 Levy LLP
general recertification credit hours toward
Workers’ Compensation Desk Manual, Eighth Edition. Mr. Walker is a member of the
Audio & Manual Set $155 r Audio only $95 r Manual only $75 r • Fundamentals of
State Bar of Georgia. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D.,
the PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification cum laude, from Georgia State University School of Law, where he was a member of LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW 2012 - Seminar # 12GA06114
through the HR Certification Institute. For the Georgia State University Law Review. Social Media Networking Sites and Employment-Related Decisions; NLRB’s Expanding Agenda: Savannah, GA - July 17, 2013
more information about Human Resource Reinventing itself Under the Obama Administration; Immigration Law Compliance:
certification or recertification, please visit MATTHEW NANNINGA is a Senior Associate of the Atlanta law firm of Drew, Eckl & E-Verify, I-9 audits, and state and federal laws; FLSA/Wage and Hour Compliance; Privacy Issues in the • Landlord-Tenant Law
www.hrci.org. Farnham, LLP. Mr. Nanninga specializes in general tort litigation, including general Workplace; Employment Law Issues in the Workplace; Question and Answer Time Savannah, GA - March 19, 2013
casualty law and workers’ compensation, and represents clients in State and Federal PRESENTED BY:
courts. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, Shawn A. Kachmar, Sarah H. Lamar, Wade W. Herring II, Steve Monnier, and Carson H. Bacon with
Valdosta, GA - June 18, 2013
Other continuing education credit may be and the Atlanta Bar Association. Mr. Nanninga received his B.A. from the University HunterMaclean
available. Please contact Sterling to inquire. of Iowa and his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law. Audio & Manual Set $155 r Audio only $95 r Manual only $75 r Visit our website for details!