Workers' Compensation Seminar: A Toolbox for Basic & Advanced Claims

Friday, February 3, 2012

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Agenda

Program Chair
Frank A. Bailey, Esq., Tremont & Sheldon, PC, Bridgeport


How To Handle A Workers' Comp Claim
Frank V. Costello, Esq., McCarthy Coombes & Costello, LLP, Hartford

  • The client interview
  • Claiming benefits
  • The hearing process
  • Settlements

Occupational Disease
Matthew Shafner, Esq., Suisman Shapiro Wool Brennan Gray & Greenberg, PC, New London

  • Occupational disease (3 year statute) vs. Repetitive Injury (1 year statute)
  • Does statute begin to run after symptoms and diagnosis or after relation to workplace is discovered
  • When does statute run in death cases
  • WC rates when last exposure was years before the disease manifests itself
  • How is Federal Jones Act involved

Osterlund Claims
Edward T. Dodd, Jr., Esq., The Dodd Law Firm, LLC, Cheshire

  • Laying the foundation with the appropriate claim
  • Utilizing the proper resources - medical, vocational, job searches, Social Security Disability
  • Selecting the Vocational Expert
  • Preparation of the Vocational Expert
  • The Formal Hearing

The Expert's Role in Proving Osterlund Claims
Albert J. Sabella, M.S., L.R.C., Rehabilitation & Re-Employment, Inc., Providence, RI

Heart and Hypertension Claims
David J. Morrissey, Esq., Morrissey Morrissey & Mooney, LLC, Naugatuck

  • History of and changes in the statute
  • 7-433b issues
  • Statute of limitations issues
  • Procedures and benefits
  • Interaction with pensions

Third Party Claims
Frank A. Bailey, Esq., Tremont & Sheldon, PC, Bridgeport

  • Who are third parties and what is a third party claim
  • Bringing the third party action
  • Types of third party action in which the employer can intervene
  • Apportionment of damages
  • The Worker's Compensation lien and moratorium
  • Practical Considerations and Settlement

Speakers

  • Frank A. Bailey, Esq. (chair)
    Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney PC

  • Frank V. Costello, Esq.
    McCarthy Coombes & Costello, LLP

  • Edward T. Dodd, Esq.
    The Dodd Law Firm, LLC

  • David J. Morrissey, Esq.
    Morrissey Morrissey & Mooney, LLC

  • Albert J. Sabella, M.S., L.R.C.
    Rehabilitation & Re-Employment, Inc.

  • Matthew Shafner, Esq.
    Suisman Shapiro Wool Brennan Gray & Greenberg, PC

CLE Credits

This Continuing Legal Education program is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys, and has been approved for the following credits in accordance with the rule requirements of these states:

Skills
Connecticut 4.50 cr

Venue

441 Clark Ln., Orange CT 06477

Additional Information

This continuing legal education program is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys, and has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 4.5 credit hours, of which 4.5 credit hours can be applied to the Skills requirement.

CTLA offers adjusted registration fees for members who require financial assistance.  Call CTLA for a confidential discussion.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Hard copies of the materials will not be provided at the program. Registrants will be able to access the materials via  web link prior to the seminar, allowing you to print the materials (double-sided, please) in advance of the program.  We encourage attendees to go green by either downloading the materials on your laptop or using the CD-ROM which will be provided at the program.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Refunds will not be granted for cancellations received after the link to the materials has been sent.

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