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2019 Case Law Update

Upcoming Live Seminars | 11/02/19 | 46 seats available | 267

Overview: Learn about significant new case law in 2019, including a stimulating analysis of what you need to know and how to apply them in your workers' compensation practice. Program Learning Outcomes: Updated knowledge of case law in 2019. Providing underutilized strategies to implement in everyone's law practice. Improving your workers' compensation practice and procedures. Instructors: WCJ David L. Pollak - Van Nuys Workers' Compensation Appeals Board WCJ Robert G. Rassp - Los Angeles, Workers' Compensation Appeals Board Frank Christi... Read More

$329.00


Free Courses

Free Webinar: Emotional Intelligence in Work Comp Litigation

Upcoming Live Seminars | 10/24/19 | 369

Overview: This featured webinar explores the elements of emotional intelligence, and how to apply it to the benefit of the injured worker and employer.  Jeffrey Adelson, Esq. will assist in understanding your role in the process that leads to better communication and results for both sides of the equation we call litigation. Program Learning Outcomes: Provide insight into yourself and how taking control of how you view the feelings of the injured worker can actually make your job easier and render better results. Recognize steps on how to develop emotional intelligence and c... Read More

Free Webinar: North Carolina Legislative Update

Upcoming Live Seminars | 10/03/19 | 193

Overview: As part of North Carolina’s June 24, 2011, Legislative Reform, the indemnity benefits to which an injured worker, who was not statutorily defined as permanently and totally disabled, may receive for injuries occurring on or after June 24, 2011, is capped at or limited to 500 weeks from the date of first disability.  However, NCGS 97-29(c), the governing statutory provision, does provide that the injured worker has the ability to petition the Industrial Commission for extended compensation in excess of the 500-week limitation, starting first when 425 weeks have passe... Read More

Human Trafficking: A Primer for Workers' Compensation Healthcare Providers

Free Online Training | 09/12/19 | 297

Sponsored Webinar By: Overview: Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and a major public health problem both domestically and internationally.  Florida and Michigan now require registered nurses to complete training and education to help identify and report human trafficking victim activity. Case managers, nurses and social workers are often the first professionals to interact with victims of human trafficking in hospital emergency rooms and other health care settings. Through early identification, healthcare professionals are learning to look for the signs of human... Read More

Return-to-Work, Return-to-Purpose

Free Online Training | 06/21/19 | 1104

Overview: Return-to-work is rooted in service, to the injured worker to provide support to encourage their return to good health and meaningful work. This webinar will serve as a guide for anyone that touches workers’ compensation claims, and the nuances of applying successful return-to-work initiatives.    Everyone that touches workers’ compensation claims should be intentionally focused on returning injured workers to meaningful work and good health.  Whether workers have temporary or permanent restrictions, intensive return-to-work guided by advocacy for t... Read More

Work Comp Matters - Episode 120: Quest Diagnostics

Podcast | 06/07/19 | 84

This week on Work Comp Matters, Steve and the guys talk about the Quest Diagnostic data breach that affects almost 12,000,000 people. Additionally, the guys report on the Work Comp Central story involving California suing Purdue Pharma, bullet train monkey business, the status of toxic coffee, 4000 employees of Kaiser about to go on strike, in addition to the homeless count in California going up. Plus, the madman across the water John Scalia in Munich, Germany. Read More

Does Pain Mean Drugs?

Free Online Training | 06/04/19 | 969

Overview: This free webinar introduces students to different methods of pain management. Examining various pharmaceutical and physical techniques, Mark Pew will offer an experts perspective on how to best treat pain. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: Differentiate between "Good" and "Bad" pain. Compare the pros and cons of treating pain with drugs. Become informed on the various non-drug related treatments. Instructor: Mark Pew - Senior VP, Product Development & Marketing - Preferred M... Read More

Work Comp Matters - Episode 119: Magic Mushrooms

Podcast | 05/31/19 | 73

This week on Work Comp Matters, Charles Rondeau of The Rondeau Law Firm called in for the first five minutes to talk about the appeal he filed in the District Court of Appeals regarding the Worker's Compensation lien stay. Also, Steve Appell, Mike, and Mark Reed for Congress. Jason Schlossberg (Law Offices of Schlossberg & Umholtz Defense Attorney) is at the round table talking about video game and burn out disease, GEICO Insurance getting hit for $1 million in punitive damages, the Robert Mueller press conference, picketing nurses, and psychedelic mushrooms becoming decriminalized i... Read More

Work Comp Matters - Episode 118: Memorial Day

Podcast | 05/24/19 | 77

This week on Work Comp Matters, Steve is celebrating his birthday in Las Vegas. Therefore, it’s up to Robert Mike and Marc to discuss the warriors who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom‘s. The guys also talk about the recent abortion controversy in addition to news of the week for employees, employers, and independent contractors, in addition to John Scalia from Munich German. Read More


Online Courses

2019 Annual Liens Update

Liens, Lien / Hearing Rep | 09/01/19 | 1354

Overview: Join Judges Myrle Petty and Robert Hill as they discuss vital liens updates for the entire spectrum of Work Comp professionals. Law, procedure and important changes will be covered in detail. This annual event will provide the specialty tools needed for success.  Program Learning Topics: Upon completion of this program, students will have a better understanding on varius topics, including: Cost pettions under Labor Code Section 5811 Interpreter Issues IBR Petitions Non-IBR Petitions Special topics Copy Service liens Labor Code Section 4615 stays... Read More

$129.00

Legal Specialization Test Prep - Disability Evaluation and Apportionment

Litigation | 08/20/19 | 158

Overview: Hon. Clint Feddersen designed this course to prepare experienced workers' compensation attorneys to become California Certified Legal Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law. Program Learning Outcomes: This test preparation training series will provide a review of the following topics that may be on the examination: Disability Evaluation and Apportionment Summary and Test Strategies Time for Direct Q&A Instructor: Hon. Clint Feddersen - Workers' Compensation Judge - Van Nuys WCAB Read More

$129.00

Legal Specialization Test Prep - Practice and Procedure / Medical Issues

Litigation | 08/20/19 | 168

Overview: Hon. Clint Feddersen designed this course to prepare experienced workers' compensation attorneys to become California Certified Legal Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law. Program Learning Outcomes: This test preparation training series will provide a review of the following topics that may be on the examination: Practice and Procedures Medical Issues Time for Direct Q&A Instructor: Hon. Clint Feddersen - Workers' Compensation Judge - Van Nuys WCAB Read More

$129.00

2019 Legal Specialization Test Prep - The Series

Litigation | 08/20/19 | 1685

Overview: This 3-part series instructed by Hon. Clint Feddersen is designed to prepare experienced workers' compensation attorneys to become California Certified Legal Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law. Program Learning Outcomes: This test preparation training will provide a quick but comprehensive review of all areas of workers' compensation law that may be on the examination, including: Ethics and Professional Responsibility Remedies and Defenses Practice Procedures Medical Issues Disability Evaluation and Apportionment Test strategies will als... Read More

$299.00

Legal Specialization Test Prep - Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Litigation | 08/05/19 | 327

Overview: Hon. Clint Feddersen designed this course to prepare experienced workers' compensation attorneys to become California Certified Legal Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law. Program Learning Outcomes: This test preparation training series will provide a review of the following topics that may be on the examination: Ethics and Professional Responsibility Remedies and Defenses Time for Direct Q&A Instructor: Hon. Clint Feddersen - Workers' Compensation Judge - Van Nuys WCAB Read More

$129.00

Handling Cases of Serious & Willful Misconduct of the Employer-Review and Practice Hints

New Law / Case Law | 07/18/19 | 1329

Overview: This webinar provides a guide to handling cases of serious and willful misconduct of employers. Examining various reviews and practice hints, Frank Christine III, Esq. will offer a review of the Labor Code, recent cases, and practice pointers to hone in a legal skill set. Program Learning Outcomes: Define serious and willful misconduct Differentiate specific and CT injury claims Discovery Analyze relevant case law Appraise penalty assessment Credits:  This course qualifies for "Participatory" educational credit hours in California. Instruct... Read More

A Practical Approach to Using the MTUS & Formulary Wisely to Avoid Treatment Denials

Medical / Ortho / Psych / QME | 05/21/19 | 1172

Overview: Whether you are an employer, claims examiner, medical provider or attorney, this program will provide you with a clear understanding and practical approach of how the MTUS and Formulary to avoid treatment denials and to expedite treatment and avoid UR & IMR denials. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completition of this program, the student will be able to: Define the MTUS & Formulary Identify the MTUS (ACOEM) Chronic Pain Guideline Write reports to avoid denials Recognize REED MDGuidelines Credits:  This course qualifies for "Partici... Read More

2019 Claims Examiner's Toolbox aboard the Queen Mary

Claims | 05/03/19 | 3234

Overview: Our annual Queen Mary Claims Examiner's Toolbox Training is a "nuts and bolts" overview of everything you need to know about managing California workers' compensation claims. Join attorneys from the law firm Samuelson, Gonzalez, Valenzuela and Brown as well as other dynamic speakers for an engaging educational experience designed especially for the California claims professional. Discussion: Differentiate the merits of accepting versus denying a claim Discuss subrogation and subpoenas Recognize interpreters and compensability exams N... Read More

AMA Guides Impairment Ratings: Detecting and Managing Bad Evaluations

Medical / Ortho / Psych / QME | 04/25/19 | 621

Overview: This program will enhance each student's ability to identify poor quality evaluations and erroneous ratings. Dr. Chris Brigham will provide an insider's perspective and practical guidance. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Explain why it is imperative to obtain accurate, unbiased impairment ratings Describe the magnitude of the problem and what causes erroneous ratings Outline a 3-step model of prevention of health problems and apply this to impairment ratings Explain how to identify errone... Read More


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Credential Courses

120-Hour California Claims Adjuster Credential - 2019

Credentials / Certifications | 02/19/19 | 2913

  Overview: This program includes over 120 hours of state-required training to become a licensed Claims Adjuster in California as set forth in Sections 2592 and 11761 of the California Insurance Code. This WorkCompCentral Credential program is completely online, allowing the student to work at their own pace. This curriculum has been recently updated and examines current laws, practices, and concepts. Program Objectives: Upon successful completition of this program, the student will be able to: Discuss the history of workers' compensation Identitfy the role of the c... Read More

$3365.00

AMA Guides 5th Edition - Impairment Assessment Certification

Credentials / Certifications | 09/17/18 | 5855

  If you work with impairment assessments, you must understand the correct use of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. This is the solution to help you master and apply the AMA Guides. Learn to leverage the quality of your reports and to improve your efficiency when performing or reviewing impairment evaluations. Enhance the quality and efficiency of your evaluations and reviews. As a result of all these learning resources, you will be able to rate most commonly rated disorders, including spinal pain, upper-limb disorders (hand, wrist, elbow, shoulders, and entra... Read More

$429.00

120-Hour California Claims Adjuster Credential - 2018

Credentials / Certifications | 06/20/14 | 9387

120 Hour California Claims Adjuster Credential Includes 120 hours of state-required training to become a licensed Claims Adjuster in California. To legally perform the duties of a Claims Adjuster, at least 120 hours of training as set forth in Sections 2592 and 11761 of the California Insurance Code must be completed. This WorkCompCentral Credential program is completely online, allowing the student to work at their own pace. This curriculum has been recently updated and includes all current laws, practices, and concepts. The instructors are the most knowledgeable, highly respected members ... Read More

$3365.00

40-Hour California Medical Bill Reviewer Credential Program

Credentials / Certifications | 11/06/12 | 21206

  Overview: WorkCompCentral has partnered with Sue Honor to develop a fresh and comprehensive training series that meets state requirements for workers' compensation bill review. Sue is the former manager of the California DWC Medical Unit. Students who complete all of the coursework will meet the California Department of Insurance requirements laid out in Title 10, 2592.04 of the California Code of Regulations governing bill review professionals. Curriculum Includes: - Coding and Fee Basics - Workers' Compensation Overview - Utilization Review (UR) - Medical Provide... Read More

$2250.00

CHLR: Certificated Hearing and Lien Representative

Credentials / Certifications | 01/01/00 | 123

Level 1 Prerequisite for Advanced Certification. About the Program: WorkCompCentral is pleased to announce two levels of workers’ compensation certification programs for Hearing and Lien Representatives. These certifications, which will be recognized industry wide, have been created and are being administered by WorkCompCentral. These certifications are California specific. Why Become Certified: The training that we provide is comprehensive and systematic. After receiving the Hearing and Lien Representative Certifications, you will have a firm grasp and advanced understating ... Read More

$599.00

CHLRA: Certificated Hearing and Lien Representative Advanced

Credentials / Certifications | 01/01/00 | 105

Level 2 - Advanced About the Program: WorkCompCentral is pleased to announce two levels of workers’ compensation certification programs for Hearing and Lien Representatives. These certifications, which will be recognized industry wide, have been created and are being administered by WorkCompCentral. These certifications are California specific. Why Become Certified: The training that we provide is comprehensive and systematic. After receiving the Hearing and Lien Representative Certifications, you will have a firm grasp and advanced understating of expectations, duties, and req... Read More

$699.00

30-Hour Claims Adjuster Post-Designation Training

Credentials / Certifications | 01/01/00 | 952

  Includes 30 hours of state-required post-designation training to renew Claims Adjuster license in California. To legally perform the duties of a Claims Adjuster, at least 30 hours of training as set forth in Sections 2592 and 11761 of the California Insurance Code must be completed to achieve your post-designation certification. This WorkCompCentral Credential Post-Designation program is completely online, allowing the student to work at their own pace. This curriculum has been recently updated and includes all current laws, practices, and concepts. The instructors are the most know... Read More

$599.00


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