Kentucky Workers' Compensation Seminar - Agenda


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

8:30 a.m.
Workers’ Compensation Overview

H. Douglas Jones, Esq., JSB Attorneys, PLLC
Margaret J. Menefee, Esq., JSB Attorneys, PLLC

  • What constitutes a work-related injury?
    • “Arising out of” and “in the course of”
    • Medical Causation
  • Do employers owe benefits for pre-existing conditions?
  • What if the employee is off premises when injured?
  • What steps should an employer take when an injury is reported?
    • Investigate
    • Written accident reports
    • Witness statements
    • Photographs and video
  • What benefits are the employee entitled to when injured?
    • Medical
    • Temporary Total Disability
    • Permanent Partial Disability
    • Permanent Total Disability
  • What if the employee violates a safety guideline?
  • How is a claim resolved?
    • Settlement
    • Litigation

11:30 a.m.
What’s New in Frankfort

Robert D. Walker, Esq., Interim Commissioner, Department of Workers’ Claims

Will provide legislative and regulatory updates pertinent to employers.

Noon
Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m.
How to Develop a Light Duty Program

Rosalie Faris, RN, BSN, CCM COHN-S, President and COO, Occupational Managed Care Alliance Inc.
Wendi Patterson, RN BSN CCM, Vice President of Managed Care, Occupational Managed Care Alliance, Inc.

At the end of the presentation, the audience will be able to:

  • Identify “best practice” for internal management of workers’ compensation claims.
  • Assist injured workers regarding safe return to work options.
  • Discuss light duty program options that are specific to the work environment.

2:30 p.m.
Anatomy of a Shoulder Claim

Stacie L. Grossfeld, M.D., Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Specialists, PLLC
H. Douglas Jones, Esq., JSB Attorneys, PLLC
Margaret J. Menefee, Esq., JSB Attorneys, PLLC

  • Injury
  • Treatment (including video of an actual surgery)
  • Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)
  • MRI and Diagnostics
  • Causation

3:15 p.m.
Question and Answer

H. Douglas Jones, Esq., JSB Attorneys, PLLC
Margaret J. Menefee, Esq., JSB Attorneys, PLLC

This session is an opportunity for attendees to ask the tough questions and identify problem areas. Presenters will clarify topics previously addressed if needed and cover new topics as needed.

4:00 p.m.
31st Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar Adjourns