Webinars & Videos

 

Upcoming Webinars

 

 

Legislative Update 2020: The Latest on Coronavirus Legislation
Presented by John P. Kamin
November 18, 2020

John Kamin offers an in-depth look at the California Legislature’s 2020 Session, which will include a special focus on Coronavirus legislation and independent contractor issues.

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Continuing Education (CE) Videos

 

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Review one or more of B&B’s videos (Video must be viewed in its entirety. Viewing the PowerPoint only or watching the video with no audio will not earn you a certificate.)

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Complete: Training Certificate Request. Please allow up to 5 business days for receipt of your certificate.

Questions about Continuing Education Videos? Contact Tammey Welty at certificates@bradfordbarthel.com or (916) 569-0790.

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1159 Breakdown: COVID-19 Presumptions
Presented by Patrick Gorman, Zane Uribarri & John P. Kamin
September 8, 2020

Patrick Gorman, Zane Uribarri, and John Kamin from our COVID-19 Response Team break down and summarize the latest legislation sent to Gov. Newsom for approval, which contains several rebuttable presumptions.

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Don’t Let PTSD Cause a “Trauma” at Your Claims Desk
Presented by Donald Barthel
July 30, 2020

New PTSD presumptions took effect 1/1/20. Does this change in the law impact your caseload? What defenses are available? Can you apportion PTSD PD? And, most importantly, what the heck is PTSD in the first place? Join Bradford & Barthel as Founding Partner Donald Barthel clarifies California’s newest workers’ compensation challenge.

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Continuous Trauma Great Expectations
Presented by Donald Barthel
June 25, 2020 

CT claim filings are expected to explode given our current economic woes. During the last “Great Recession”, annual CT claims filed increased by 7.5%. Industry prognosticators are predicting it may be worse this go around. Are you ready? Do you know how to defend against CTs? Are you conversant with LC 5500.5, Western Growers and other applicable case law? Get up to speed for the CT onslaught with Don Barthel as he discusses how to best defend against the continuous trauma.

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What to Expect as the Pandemic Subsides
Presented by Donald Barthel
May 20, 2020 

As we struggle to deal with viral difficulties around the world, it’s difficult to focus on the permanent changes it will cause down the road. What will the “new normal” workplace look like? Will claims change? Increase? Decrease? What defenses should we be considering for COVID-19 and other post-viral claims now and then? Join B&B Founding Partner Don Barthel as he explores these issues and answers your questions about what we can expect when the pandemic subsides.

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Is AB5 as Easy as ABC?
Presented by Donald Barthel
May 12, 2020

No piece of legislation has resulted in more turmoil than AB 5 in many years. Do you know and understand the resulting ABC test when determining whether you have a strong independent contractor defense? Does it apply to your clients? If not, is there another test that does? And are litigation and proposed follow up pieces of legislation likely to change what we’re learning now? Get the right answers to all of your AB 5 questions with this invaluable presentation.

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The Pandemic, the Claims Desk and You: How Will COVID-19 Impact W/C?
Presented by Donald Barthel
March 23 & 24, 2020

As schools, sporting events and social gathering are cancelled worldwide, it may seem as if claims professionals need to prepare for a brave new world. How will the workers’ compensation industry respond to the coronavirus? Can an infected employee demonstrate aoe/coe? Can an employer defend against such claims? What are the standards of proof? What about temporary disability and quarantines? Can serious and willful proscriptions be implicated? What guidance can the labor code and past case law provide?

Explore all of this and more with B&B Founding Partner, Donald Barthel, as he discusses the enigmatic times that COVID-19 has created for all of us!

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Apportionment Revisited
Presented by Donald Barthel
February 5, 2020

We’ve been using California’s apportionment statutes (4663, 4664) since April 19. 2004. But subtle interpretations continue to evolve. This webinar will explore who has the burden of proof, what “substantial evidence” really means, apportionment to pre-existing nonindustrial causes, risk factors, genetics and industrial treatment, and much more. Join Don Barthel as he discusses the fine points of all that is apportionment in our post-SB 899 world.

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Legislative Update: Recapping the 2019 Legislative Session with a Look Ahead to 2020
Presented by John Kamin
November 19, 2019 

John P. Kamin will go through the most important legislative changes made during the 2019 session, with a look ahead to what lawmakers will look to change in 2020. Topics will include: gig economy workers, post-traumatic stress disorder, med-legal billing rates, apportionment, and more.

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Discovery (Part IV): The Adjuster’s Greatest Tool
Presented by Donald Barthel
October 29, 2019 

Join Donald Barthel for his fourth seminar on discovery. Join him to calculate how much an applicant’s attorney is really worth! What should you be paying for applicant attorney’s fees, including–but not limited to—LC 5710 costs? Do you owe LC 5710 fees if applicant refuses to sign the transcript? If fraud is alleged? Did you know that lying at a deposition can be grounds for termination? What are the rules for videotaping an applicant at deposition? What about videotaping the attorney?

Donald Barthel’s creditials include over a quarter century of defending employer rights, Co-Founding Partner with Thomas W. Bradford of statewide firm Bradford & Barthel, LLP and Founder of B&B’s Rating & File Consultation Services.

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Discovery (Part III): The Adjuster’s Greatest Tool
Presented by Donald Barthel
August 1, 2019 

Don’t miss this third episode of Donald Barthel’s important series of lectures about the discovery process! Topics include doctor depositions: when should you take them and why? Why not? Also explored are Guzman defense strategies, cutting off temporary disability via a discovery “medical miracle”, and compelling answers versus protective orders. Also explored is the difference between a deposition that is “concluded” and one that is “adjourned”. (Words make a huge difference!)

 

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Donald Barthel is Founding Partner of Bradford & Barthel, LLP and the Founder of B&B’s Rating & File Consultation Services.

 


 

Discovery (Part II): The Adjuster’s Greatest Tool
Presented by Donald Barthel
May 2, 2019 

In volume two of a five part series of discovery lectures, Donald Barthel explores employer rights and responsibilities as they pertain recorded statements (including when they must be served), employer rights (including the right to attend an applicant’s deposition), and how subpoenas really work.

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Discovery (Part I): The Adjuster’s Greatest Tool
Presented by Donald Barthel
January 16, 2019 

In seminar one of a five part series on discovery from a defense perspective, we ask: What are your discovery responsibilities? What types of tools are available to you? What does LC 3762 really say? When should you try to compel discovery? When shouldn’t you? Why? Can you discover any evidence that is “relevant”? Should you? These and other pressing issues facing adjusters and attorneys on a daily basis will be explored by Donald Barthel, a Founding Partner of Bradford & Barthel, LLP and Founder of B&B’s Rating & File Consultation Services.

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Legislative Update: Change is Coming
Presented by John Kamin
November 13, 2018 

John P. Kamin will give a rundown of the new bills approved by lawmakers this year, the impact of the November election on workers’ compensation with a look ahead to 2019, and a brief regulatory update.

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Case Law Update: Don’t Fall Behind
Presented by Donald Barthel
October 17, 2018 

Are you up to date on the newest case law? If not, you’re likely unaware of the latest defenses (and pitfalls!) that you can use (and face!). Don’t fall behind. Explore the latest and greatest with Don Barthel via this fascinating overview of what you must know to stay current.

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Carpal Tunnel: truth or fiction (aoe/coe or baloney?)
Presented by Donald Barthel
August 14, 2018 

Constantly swamped by carpal tunnel claims? Ever wonder whether job duties really cause CTS or whether something else is going on? Know how to best defend against these claims? All these questions and more will be detailed in this timely, informative Webinar!

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Avoiding Landmines in the QME Process for Adjusters
Presented by Gregory L. Choate and Guests
July 17, 2018 

A panel of speakers will provide their strategies for adjusters on the LC 4060/4061/4062 process. The discussion will include when parties request multiple panels and when the doctor fails to address apportionment between separate injuries or employers.

Speakers:

Gregory Choate, Esq.
Bradford & Barthel, LLP – San Diego

D. Diann Cohen
Vice President Client Relations
Macro-Pro, Inc.
www.macropro.com

Sal Alverez
iLingo
www.ilingo.com/

Manuel Rodriguez – Applicant Attorney.
Law Office of Manuel Rodriguez

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Public Benefits, and Governmental Entities (California)
Presented by Patrick Gorman
June 13, 2018 

In many claims state public entities such as Medi-Cal, EDD, and Department of Child Support Services have overlapping obligations. These obligations are provided extraordinary reimbursement rights and consideration beyond standard liens against compensation filed by private entities. This training explores statutory obligations, and considerations when negotiating settlements, to ensure any actual accrued public entity obligations are contemplated in settlement, non-accrued public entity obligations are identified and affirmatively recognized, and in avoidance of unnecessary subsequent litigation or imposition of penalties.

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How Applicant Attorneys Build Their Cases
Presented by Theodore Wachtel
May 30, 2018 

In this webinar, our own Ted Wachtel will play the role of an aggressive applicant’s attorney, using every tactic available to build up the value of his clients’ cases. Ted has been practicing Workers’ Compensation Law for 13 years. For two of those he worked for one of the most aggressive applicants’ firms in the State. He will give you what to expect from an aggressive applicant’s attorney from the inside so you can anticipate what will be coming at you and be better prepared to defend your claims. This presentation always proves to be lively, surprising, informative and fun!

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TRIAL TIME (Part IV)
Presented by Donald Barthel
April 18, 2018 

Whose burden is it anyway? What will be “presumed”? How does testimony work? What kinds of evidence—medical, etc.—do you need? Is your evidence substantial enough? These and other essential “trial time” topics will be explored by Don Barthel, who will share insights he has gained by appearing at every WCAB district office in California.

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Tricks of the Trade for Adjusters
Presented by Josh Diggs from Orion Risk and Greg Choate from Bradford & Barthel, LLP
March 21, 2018 

No adjuster wants to be ordered to appear at the WCAB. It’s timely, expensive and nerve wracking. This is all avoidable IF you know the tricks of the trade. Join Josh Diggs from Orion Risk and Greg Choate from Bradford & Barthel as they walk us through the do’s and don’ts of file handling.

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TRIAL TIME (Part III)
Presented by Donald Barthel
February 14, 2018 

Whose burden is it anyway? What will be “presumed”? How does testimony work? What kinds of evidence—medical, etc.—do you need? Is your evidence substantial enough? These and other essential “trial time” topics will be explored by Don Barthel, who will share insights he has gained by appearing at every WCAB district office in California.

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TRIAL TIME (Part II)
Presented by Donald Barthel
January 23, 2018 

Whose burden is it anyway? What will be “presumed”? How does testimony work? What kinds of evidence—medical, etc.—do you need? Is your evidence substantial enough? These and other essential “trial time” topics will be explored by Don Barthel, who will share insights he has gained by appearing at every WCAB district office in California.

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TRIAL TIME (Part I)
Presented by Donald Barthel
November 15, 2017 

Whose burden is it anyway? What will be “presumed”? How does testimony work? What kinds of evidence—medical, etc.—do you need? Is your evidence substantial enough? These and other essential “trial time” topics will be explored by Don Barthel, who will share insights he has gained by appearing at every WCAB district office in California.

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Employment – Who is (and who ain’t) an employee
Presented by Donald Barthel
October 17, 2017 

Injury? Yes

Injured “employee”?

Hmmmmm…

 

Workers’ compensation provides benefits for “employees”. The labor code broadly defines the term. But who—exactly—are employees and who aren’t? This determination is an essential first step in handling a claim. Do you know how to ascertain whether you’re truly dealing with an employee? Learn the ins and outs of this important definition.

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Med-Legal Obligations and Emerging Litigation
Presented by Patrick C. Gorman
August 15, 2017 

In an attempt to reduce the impact of liens on the Workers’ Compensation system, SB 863 created a process for review of provider invoices. In doing so the Labor Code was amended to delineate and define services provided for the purposes of treatment, and services provided for medical legal. This webinar addresses what constitutes a medical legal service, obligations by a claims professional upon receipt of an invoice from a medical legal provider, provisions within the labor code that impose penalties for a failure to meet timeliness when reviewing these invoices, and emerging areas of litigation.

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Case Law Update
Presented by Michael Peabody
July 19, 2017 

Attorney Michael Peabody will review the latest workers’ compensation court decisions and discuss how they may affect the way claims are handled.

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Psyche (Part II)
Presented by Donald Barthel
June 22, 2017 

What you need to know to mitigate the most suspicious and abused claims in the industry.

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Psyche (Part I)
Presented by Donald Barthel
May 23, 2017 

What you need to know to mitigate the most suspicious and abused claims in the industry.

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Commutations
Presented by Tim Mussack
April 26, 2017 

Don’t I get credit for that?

This session will explore how to use the Commutations Templates and Tables from the DEU, and what those worksheets tell us about the impact those lump sum payments have on our claims.

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COLA and Benefit Calculations
Presented by Tim Mussack
March 22, 2017 

This session will discuss COLA, how and when it applies to awards of 70% or more (Life Pension, Permanent Total), Temporary Disability Rates, and could impact Death Benefits. We will review examples.

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AMA Guides Red Flags and Tricks of the Trade
Presented by Donald Barthel
February 7, 2017 

Donald Barthel, co-founder of Bradford & Barthel, LLP and founder of B&B’s AMA Analysis & Rating Department, is an acknowledged expert regarding the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, impairment, permanent disability, apportionment, and related issues. A prolific and popular public speaker, he has taught adjusters, human resource directors, employer representatives, attorneys and physicians throughout the United States. Because of his expertise, Mr. Barthel is a Reviewer of the AMA Guides, 6th Edition, on behalf of the American Medical Association. He has authored and co-authored innumerable articles focusing on workers’ compensation related matters. Mr. Barthel will bring his considerable expertise to this seminar so as make sure you can defend against the “tricks of the trade” that workers’ compensation doctors use against you on a daily basis!

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Legislative Roundup
Presented by Alec Bradford and John Kamin
January 18, 2017 

Anti Fraud and UR measures effective 09/30/2016

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Negotiating the VERY BEST W/C SETTLEMENT (Part II)
Presented by Donald Barthel
November 3, 2016 

Should you settle early? Should you drag your feet? Should you leave no stone unturned? Should you forego discovery? Answer is…yes…no…maybe!?!? What settlement posture is best for your particular fact pattern? Learn this and more from an attorney with a total of a quarter century’s experience negotiating settlements at every WCAB district office in California: Donald R. Barthel.

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Negotiating the VERY BEST W/C SETTLEMENT (Part I)
Presented by Donald Barthel
October 11, 2016 

Should you settle early? Should you drag your feet? Should you leave no stone unturned? Should you forego discovery? Answer is…yes…no…maybe!?!? What settlement posture is best for your particular fact pattern? Learn this and more from an attorney with a total of a quarter century’s experience negotiating settlements at every WCAB district office in California: Donald R. Barthel.

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FEHA
Presented by Donald Barthel
September 8, 2016 

Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA) & Americans with Disabilities Act

Relevant to workers’ compensation claims?

You bet!

What you don’t know CAN cost you!

Learn about these state and federal laws and what you can do to avoid huge (and expensive) headaches.

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Temporary Disability: Know What You Owe!
Presented by Donald Barthel and Gregory Fletcher
August 16, 2016 

A Court of Appeal Justice once opined that calculating TD is “a fairly simple calculation.” That justice had NEVER worked a claims desk! TD rates, start and stop times, MMI determinations, Petitions to Terminate, cap and mathematical equations often converge to turn TD into more of an art than a science. Are you an artist at the TD canvas…or do you take a paint-by-numbers approach? Learn the math, case law and “art” of temporary disability from the “masters”: Bradford & Barthel, LLP’s Donald R. Barthel and Gregory Fletcher.

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AMA Guides – Fifth Edition – Chapter 17 – The Lower Extremities
Presented by Timothy Mussack and Marlene Phillips
June 15, 2016 

During this session, Timothy Mussack & Marlene Phillips from B&B’s AMA Analysis & Rating Department will be discussing:

So many methods; so few can be combined.
Review evaluation of range of motion, arthritis, Diagnosis-Based Estimates, and more.

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AMA Guides – Fifth Edition – Chapter 16 – The Upper Extremities
Presented by Timothy Mussack and Marlene Phillips
May 18, 2016 

During this session, Timothy Mussack & Marlene Phillips from B&B’s AMA Analysis & Rating Department will be discussing:

Focus on evaluating Range of Motion Impairment, and Peripheral Nerve injury (carpal tunnel and others).

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AMA Guides – Fifth Edition – Chapter 15 – The Spine
Presented by Timothy Mussack and Marlene Phillips
April 20, 2016 

During this session, Timothy Mussack & Marlene Phillips from B&B’s AMA Analysis & Rating Department will be discussing:

  • Overview/ Review
  • Diagnosis-Related Estimates Method
  • Range-of-Motion Method

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PD Rating Issues
Presented by Timothy Mussack
March 16, 2016 

In this session, we will discuss specific elements of PD Rating:

  • LC 4660.1 and the relevance of 1/1/13 as a date of injury
  • How do I Rate Pain?
  • Combine or Add and the CVC
  • Rating Hearing Loss
  • Rating Psyche Injury

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Rating Permanent Disability the CORRECT Way!
Presented by Marlene Phillips
February 10, 2016 

The February Webinar dealing with the 2005 Permanent Disability Rating Schedule (PDRS) will focus on the various application dates for the various Schedules, explain the differences between impairment and disability, clarify the correct use of the pain add-on and address mental and behavioral disorders. Then the fun begins! You will learn how to correctly adjust the assigned WPI into a final permanent disability rating (pre and post SB 863 changes)! What do you do when you have multiple rating strings? We will explain that, too.

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Affirmative Defenses
Presented by Donald Barthel and Amir Adil
Friday, January 15, 2016

Are you aware of all Affirmative defenses available to your case? Do you know when to file an Answer and what bad things can happen if you don’t? Make sure you are not missing any defenses and strategies by tuning into this Webinar with Donald R. Barthel and Amir F. Adil. Make sure to get all of your questions answered!

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Death Benefits Evaluation & Calculations (What you don’t know can kill…your reserves)
Presented by Tim Mussack
January 13, 2016 

Deathly scared of death benefit calculations? B&B Senior Rating Specialist, Tim Mussack, will take you step-by-step through the ins and outs of determining what benefits are owed, calculating and commuting attorney fees, and ascertaining when COLA applies.

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ADR ADVANTAGE
Presented by Michael Peabody & Jeannine Lewis
December 3, 2015 

Are you using the ADR ADVANTAGE? Alternative dispute resolution, a “carve out” of the statutory workers’ comp system, delivers w/c benefits to unionized employees in streamlined fashion. By replacing the WCAB’s normal statutory system with Ombudspersons, Mediators and Arbitrators, ADR is less adversarial and allows claims to move through the system more expeditiously and economically: a “win win” for everyone! How can you benefit from the ADR ADVANTAGE? Attend B&B’s upcoming webinar with Michael Peabody and Jeannine Lewis and learn how you can secure the winning edge!

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UR/IMR
Presented by Donald Barthel
Friday, November 13, 2015

What’s the latest and greatest with UR/IMR? How does CAAA plan to undercut treatment review? What can you do about it? What does the latest case law say? Don Barthel will explore all of this and more in what promises to be an informative and entertaining Webinar!

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The Depo Game: Winning is the Only Thing!
Presented by Donald Barthel
November 10, 2015 

Preparing for a doctor deposition? Why? What are your goals? Your options? How do you develop your “plan” of attack? OR Your deposition has been scheduled? What do you do? What you do (and don’t do) is vitally important! Learn the ins and outs of depositions with B&B Founding Partner, Donald Barthel. Having taken literally hundreds of depositions, Mr. Barthel’s insights are particularly helpful in this increasingly world!

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Practical Tips for Drafting Settlements
Presented by Greg Fletcher
October 29, 2015 

Join Greg Fletcher as he provides essential insights on how to artfully draft Compromise and Releases and Stipulations. Mr. Fletcher’s presentation will explore what to do AND—perhaps more importantly—what NOT to do when drafting settlements.

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Preparing for Trial
Presented by Amy Marron
September 22, 2015 

A great Webinar for newer examiners and a wonderful refresher for old pros, this Webinar visits the steps needed at the claims desk (including everything from receiving the file up through the time of the MSC) so as to assist their DA to be successful at trial. We will discuss all of the documentation, investigation, statements and info needed from claims and why. We will show what a Pre Trial Statement Conference form is, how we fill it out and how it ties into the info requested from claims. This Webinar seeks to put a case into perspective for the examiner to understand why info is requested, thus assisting to create a “team effort” that helps lead to a winning file.

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How Social Security and Medicare Intertwine with Workers’ Compensation? What do you need to know?
Presented by Sherri Dozier
August 12, 2015 

Aged claims frequently relate to Medicare Set Asides, escalating case values and making them hard to settle. In a similar vein, many people do not consider (and are likely not aware) that Social Security also often plays a significant role in Workers’ Compensation. Join Sherri Dozier, B&B’s Director of Client Development & Relations, as she offers vitally important information regarding Social Security and its overlap with Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability. Her insights regarding Medicare Set Asides and the controversy over whether to submit to CMS are invaluable.

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Legislative, Regulatory, and Case Law Update
Presented by John Kamin
July 28, 2015 

This Webinar will bring you the latest on legislative and regulatory developments at the Capitol that will impact your claims, just as California lawmakers head into the summer recess. We’ll summarize the latest workers’ compensation legislation, and squeeze in recent regulatory changes such as the copy service fee schedule and the proposed interpreters’ fee schedule. We’ll spend the remaining time summarizing the most recent changes in case law.

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Issues & Strategies in Large Loss Cases
Presented by Greg Fletcher
June 16, 2015 

We’ve all had them: cases with severe injuries or matters that seem to be spiraling out of control. How do you put the brakes on a catastrophic case? More importantly, what strategies can you use to keep cases from becoming large loss in the first place. Join Greg Fletcher, founder of Bradford & Barthel, LLP’s “Large Loss Division” for tips on achieving superior outcomes in cases involving high exposure, catastrophic injuries, complex matters, and novel issues.

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Post-Termination Defense – Use It or Lose It
Presented by Michael Peabody
May 13, 2015 

One of the most effective defense weapons is the Post-Termination defense [Labor Code section 3600(a)(10)]. Generally speaking, when a claim is not filed until after the employment’s termination, the claim is defensible. Simple enough, right? Not so fast! This defense (a) has many exceptions, (b) must be used promptly, and (c) requires sophisticated discovery efforts to ensure that it sticks. Join defense attorney Michael D. Peabody as he details everything you need to know to make the most of this defense tool.

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To Writ or to Recon…THAT is the Question
Presented by Louis Larres
April 14, 2015 

So trial didn’t quite turn out the way you expected? Have you received a final order? An interim order? What exactly is this document with the bad news? Knowing the difference is an essential key to success on appeal. In his appellate procedure Webinar, Louis Larres, Founder and Director of Bradford & Barthel’s Appellate Division, will provide an in-depth description of the appeal process and what you can do to increase your chances of success with Writs and Recons.

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Predator or Prey: The Employer in Workers’ Compensation Subrogation
Presented by Kermit Sprang
July 28, 2014

California subrogation law can be a rude surprise for those not familiar with its procedures. It’s the law of the jungle – you eat what you kill. An employer who does not actively investigate and participate in its employee’s third-party action can expect to find itself on the outside looking in when a settlement or judgment is obtained. This seminar will show you how to identify claims with subrogation potential, protect your interests, and maximize your lien recovery and credit rights in subrogation.

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These Webinars are for informational purposes only. It shall not be construed as legal advice. Attendance at and participation in this training is a first step for adjusters to obtain continuing education credits. Continuing credits are not available to brokers and/or independent adjusters. Broker/independent continuing education is licensed by the Department of Insurance. DOI requires that brokers/independents utilize an “approved provider”. Further information is available at http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0200-industry/0100-education-provider/wc_training.cfm.