Workers' Compensation Academy

Managing Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Claim Risk

An episode of Workers' Compensation Academy

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Tune in to hear ways you can "Manage Risk to Improve Your Bottom Line" in workers' compensation matters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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Tune in to hear ways you can "Manage Risk to Improve Your Bottom Line" in workers' compensation matters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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Managing Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Claim Risk
Weber Gallagher Workers’ Compensation Partners Christian Davis and Peter Harrison discuss strategies to manage Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation risk both from a pre-litigation and litigation standpoint. Chris and Pete provide strategies to employ before claims are filed and how to manage exposure once a case goes into litigation.
30:16
December 2, 2019
The Best Offense Can be a Good Defense - Part 2
Weber Gallagher Workers' Compensation Attorneys Joe Borucki and Vanessa Mendelewski examine several tactical and litigation strategies to help create a strong defense when dealing with workers' compensation claims in New Jersey. In the second half of this two-part episode, they review why the facts of the cases are essential when forming a defense. Joe and Vanessa then delve into why major and minor deviations are important. They look at several other defenses available to respondents including, horseplay, workplace assault, and the intoxication of the worker. A few other items they will discuss include causal relationships and wage/rate issues. Throughout the second part of this episode, they will review what information is important when formulating a defense, why it's essential and how they use it in their practice.
35:22
November 25, 2019
Effective Use of IMEs
Weber Gallagher Workers' Compensation Attorney, Jeffrey Seyfried is joined by Dr. Robert Mauthe, Pain Management and Rehabilitation Expert certified in Independent Medical Evaluations (IME). In this episode, they discuss how important an IME can be to employers and insurance companies in helping to manage their risk. Throughout this episode, Jeff and Dr. Mauthe discuss the IME cover letter, pre-existing conditions, causation, mechanism of injury, and the review and interpretation of medical records and diagnostic tests. They address aggravation versus the recurrence of injuries in workers' compensation matters. Jeff and Dr. Mauthe also discuss recognizing symptom embellishment, and they describe the best approach to obtaining and impartial and thorough examination of an injured worker.
24:56
November 11, 2019
The Best Offense Can Be a Good Defense – Part 1
Weber Gallagher Workers' Compensation Attorneys Joe Borucki and Vanessa Mendelewski examine several tactical and litigation strategies to help create a strong defense when dealing with workers' compensation claims in New Jersey. In the first part of this two-part episode, they review claim handling guidelines, medicals and intake materials including the claim petition and claim file documents. Joe and Vanessa then delve into specifics detailing offenses such as Statue of Limitations, Illegal Aliens, Independent Contractors, Notice and New Jersey Jurisdiction. Throughout this episode, they will review what information is important when formulating a defense, why this information is essential and how they utilize this information in their practice.
42:51
October 28, 2019
Filing Initial Bureau Documents in PA Workers’ Compensation Claims
Weber Gallagher Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Edward D. Barket Jr. and Brian F. Dunstone discuss the standard Bureau Documents issued at the outset of a workers’ compensation claim in Pennsylvania. These documents including a Notice of Compensation Denial, Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable, Notice Stopping Temporary Compensation Payable, Notice of Compensation Payable, and Statement of Wages. Ed and Brian discuss these documents, what they are used for, when to file each, and how they impact the flow of a workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania.
46:22
October 14, 2019
PA versus NJ Workers’ Compensation
Weber Gallagher Workers’ Compensation Department co-Chairs Paul Fires and Jeffrey Newby discuss the differences between Pennsylvania and New Jersey workers’ compensation laws in a lively exchange designed to bring claims professionals and risk managers up to date on claims practice in these adjacent states. Paul and Jeff cover impactful workers’ compensation topics such as the online court system, medical treatment guidelines, case settlements and Section 20’s, notice and statute of limitations effects, average weekly wage and rates, minimum and maximum indemnity rates, subrogation, when forms are important, and many more topics.  Every subject covered in this podcast episode compares PA and NJ workers' compensation legislation, regulations, case impacts and best practices in each state.
46:22
September 26, 2019
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