Kentucky Workers' Compensation Seminar - Agenda


8:00 a.m.            
Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)

8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Attendee Questions – Problem Areas

H. Douglas Jones, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC
•    All Questions/Problem Areas Will Be Addressed During the Conference

9:00 a.m.    
What Every Employer Needs to Know

H. Douglas Jones, Esq. and Margaret J.  Menefee, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC
•    What Constitutes a Compensable Injury?
•    Was the Medical Condition Caused by the Injury?
•    Do You Owe Temporary Total Disability (TTD)?
•    Why Are Wage Records So Important?
•    Should You Offer Light/Restricted Duty?
•    Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
•    Permanent Total Disability (PTD)
•    Full and Final Settlements of All Claims – With Prejudice
-    The Claim is Gone Forever!

11:00 a.m.
Covid-19 Update and Claim Strategy

H. Douglas Jones, Esq. and Margaret J.  Menefee, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC
•    Compensability Issues
•    Governor’s Emergency Order
•    Temporary Total Disability
•    Defense Strategies

11:30 a.m.    
Frankfort Update

Robert L. Swisher, Commissioner, Kentucky Dept. of Workers’ Claims
•    Administrative and Regulatory Updates
•    Current and Future Trends – Key for Employers

12:00 p.m.
Lunch (provided)

 
1:00 p.m.
ADA, FMLA & Discrimination Update – Coordinating Multiple Claims

Robert D. Hudson, Esq., Frost Brown Todd LLC
•    How Can Employers Effectively Manage Multiple Claims?
•    How to Control Multiple Claims on a “Global” Basis
•    This Will Be an Interactive Session with Attendees

2:30 p.m.
Occupational Medicine for Employers

Gregory T. Snider, M.D., Occupational Medicine, Redpoint Medical
•    Critical Components of Occupational Medicine
•    Key Components of Independent Medical Examination
•    What Can Employers Do to Help the Process?

3:30 p.m.
Risk Management Strategies That Really Work

George G. Rupert, Insurance Consultant, Mentor and Author
•    Workers Compensation Risk Management in the Covid-19 Environment
•    The Effect of Covid-19 on WC Experience Modifiers and other WC Cost Factors
•    This Will Be an Interactive Session

4:30 p.m.
30th Annual Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Seminar Adjourns

 

 

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