Day 1: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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

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

H. Douglas Jones, Esq. and Margo J. Menefee, Esq., JSB Attorneys, PLLC
•    All Questions/Problem Areas Will Be Addressed During the Conference

9:00 a.m.    
The Basics Every Employer Should Know

H. Douglas Jones, Esq. and Margo J. Menefee, Esq., JSB Attorneys, PLLC
•    Definition of Injury
•    Work-Relatedness
•    Medical Causation
•    Unexplained Falls
•    Notice of Injury
•    Cumulative Trauma
•    Pre-existing Conditions
•    Temporary Total Disability
•    Litigation Process

11:00 a.m.    
Analysis of Kentucky Court Opinions

Margo J. Menefee, Esq., JSB Attorneys, PLLC
•    This will be an interactive session where the attendees will act as judge and jury and render an Opinion
•    Attendees will be presented with the facts of actual cases for discussion and resolution

12:00 p.m.
Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m.
Plaintiff (Claimant) Attorney Presentation

Michael F. Eubanks, Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks and Baechtold
•    Why Do Injured Workers Seek Representation?
•    What Steps Can Employers Take to Reduce Attorney Involvement?
•    Effective Communication Between Plaintiff Attorney and Employer/Carrier

2:00 p.m.
Risk Management Strategies That Work

Matt Carter, Senior Director EHS and Security, Dart Container Corp.
•    Developing and Implementing Strategies as a Team
•    Developing Strategies That Work…Avoiding Those That Don’t
•    This Will Be an Interactive Work Session

3:00 p.m.
Pain Management for Employers

Jeffrey E. Hazlewood, M.D.
•    Pain Management Guidelines and Protocols
•    Controlling Opioid Use and Abuse
•    Effective Pain Management - With Acceptable Risks for Patient

4:30 p.m.            
Day One Adjourns

 

Day 2: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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

8:30 a.m.
Presentation of Mock Case Facts, Evidence and Issues

H. Douglas Jones, Esq. and Margo J. Menefee, Esq., JSB Attorneys, PLLC

9:00 a.m.        
Basic Workers’ Compensation Disability Benefits

H. Douglas Jones, Esq. and Margo J. Menefee, Esq., JSB Attorneys, PLLC
•    Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
•    Permanent Total Disability (PTD)
•    Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
•    Basic Benefit Calculations

10:15 a.m.
Litigation Considerations for Employers

Hon. Douglas W. Gott, Chief Administrative Law Judge
        
11:00 a.m.        
Settlement Strategies

H. Douglas Jones, Esq. and Margo J. Menefee, Esq., JSB Attorneys, PLLC
•    Full and Final Settlements of all Claims – Including Future Medicals
•    Periodic/Weekly Settlements
•    “Global Settlements” of Multiple Claims – Workers’ Compensation; ADA; Discrimination and Wrongful Discharge
•    General Release and Separation Agreement

12:00 p.m.        
Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m.
Interactive Mock Case Presentation  
     
Joseph L. Zerga, M.D. - Neurosurgeon
•    Analysis of Medical Evidence – Mock Injury Claim
•    Q & A’s with JSB Attorneys – From Perspective of Employer and Employee
 
2:15 p.m.
Settlement Authority and Negotiations

H. Douglas Jones, Esq. and Margo J. Menefee, Esq., JSB Attorneys, PLLC
Interactive session – attendees will:
•    Analyze Employer Exposure
•    Provide Settlement Authority for Employer
•    Conduct Actual Settlement Negotiations with Employer Attorney and Employee Attorney

3:15 p.m.    
ALJ Opinions – Mock Case  
             
Hon. Chris Davis, Administrative Law Judge
Hon. Christina D. Hajjar, Administrative Law Judge

•    ALJ’s Hajjar and Davis Will Discuss Facts and Evidence of Mock Case
•    Will Render an “Opinion” in Mock Case
•    Q&A Session with ALJs, Attendees and JSB Attorneys

4:00 p.m.            
17th Annual Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Seminar Adjourns

 

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