WCCP 18 – Advanced Issues in Discovery and Litigation in California Workers’ Compensation Claims


WCCP 18 ADVANCED ISSUES IN DISCOVERY AND LITIGATION IN CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS


WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS

Learn to become competent at handling complicated claims. You will know how to fully understand the rules of law pertaining to depositions in workers’ compensation proceedings. Learn to make better decisions with your enhanced knowledge of mandatory settlement conferences. Begin to effectively resolve workers’ compensation claims through compromise and release.

Key Takeaways:

  • Subpoenas, depositions, and surveillance: law governing subpoenas, depositions and surveillance
  • Legal privileges and privacy rights: employee’s rights to privacy, medical privacy, employer’s rights, disputes regarding discovery
  • Mandatory settlement conferences: legal implications of failure to settle in an MSC, raising new issues, stipulations
  • Disqualification and reassignment of judges
  • Evidence at trial: burden of proof, witness testimony, medical evidence issues (AME, QME)
  • Dismissal of claims and resolution of claims: law governing dismissal of claims, stipulated awards, compromise and release
  • Medicare set-asides and attorneys’ fees: what are MSAs-why and when required, how to develop and manage MSAs, rules for applicant and defense attorneys
  • Contribution in cumulative injury cases: how LC 5500.5 determines the liability of employers and insurers for cumulative injury claims
  • Arbitration and litigation costs: law regarding arbitration for WC claims, when employers must pay litigation costs

Who should attend:

  • Workers’ compensation claims adjusters
  • Medical only claims adjusters
  • TPA / Self-insured claims personnel
  • Agent/Broker workers’ compensation claims staff
  • Legal professionals and staff

ONLINE – WEBINAR

Instructors

Frank Bermudez

Course Type

Semester Course

Dates & Times

3/1/2018 – 4/26/2018
Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm PST

(9 weeks / 9 hours total)

Location

Online – Telecourse

WCCP18 SP18 OL Bermudez

Price

$419.00