WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019

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

8:30 a.m. | Welcome and Legislative Update
Kate Shanks, Vice President, Public Affairs, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

8:45 a.m. | The Basics Every Employer Should Know
H. Douglas Jones, Esq.; Mark W. Howard, Esq.; and Troy W. Skeens, Esq. Jones Howard Law, PLLC
 • Definition of Injury
 • Work-Relatedness
 • Medical Causation
 • Unexplained Falls
 • Notice of Injury
 • Cumulative Trauma
 • Average Weekly Wage
 • Temporary Total Disability
 • Pre-existing Conditions
 • Accident and Claim Investigation
 • Litigation Process

10:30 a.m. | House Bill 2 and Kentucky Case Law Update
H. Douglas Jones, Esq.; Mark W. Howard, Esq.; and Troy W. Skeens, Esq. Jones Howard Law, PLLC
 • House Bill 2 – Major Reform Legislation
 • Case Law Update

12:00 p.m. | Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m. | Forensic Psychiatry
Timothy J. Allen, M.D., Psychiatrist, Lexington Forensic Psychiatry   
 • What is Forensic Psychiatry?
 • Cognitive Loss and Evaluation
 • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Claims

2:00 p.m. | ADA and FMLA Update – Workers’ Compensation Interplay   
Robert D. Hudson, Esq., Labor & Employment Attorney, Frost Brown Todd LLC           
 • ADA and FMLA Update – As Relates to Workers’ Compensation Claims
 • Competing Interests” and Employer Pitfalls When Managing Labor and Workers’ Compensation Claims

3:15 p.m. | An Update from Frankfort
Robert L. Swisher, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims
 • Evidence-based Treatment Guidelines
 • Drug Formulary
 • Q & A Session

4:30 p.m. | Day One Adjourns

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019

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.; Mark W. Howard, Esq.; and Troy W. Skeens, Esq. Jones Howard Law, PLLC

9:00 a.m. | Basic Workers’ Compensation Disability Benefits
Mark W. Howard, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC
 • Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
 • Permanent Total Disability (PTD)
 • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
 • Basic Benefit Calculations

10:15 a.m. | Settlement Strategies
H. Douglas Jones, Esq., Jones Howard Law, 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

11:00 a.m. | Risk Management Strategies – That Work
Matt Carter, CESCO, EHS Director, Novolex           
 • EHS – Team Approach

12:00 p.m. | Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m. | Interactive Mock Case Presentation
John J. Larkin, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgeon, OrthoCincy
 • Analysis of Medical Evidence – Mock Injury Claim
 • Q & A’s with Jones Howard Law Attorneys – From Perspective of Employer and Employee

2:15 p.m. | Settlement Authority and Negotiations
H. Douglas Jones, Esq.; Mark W. Howard, Esq.; and Troy W. Skeens, Esq. Jones Howard Law, 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
Scott Borders, Esq., Attorney, Morgan, Collins & Yest, PLLC (Former Kentucky Administrative Law Judge);
Thomas G. Polites, Esq., Attorney, Wilson, Polites, McQueen, PLLC (Former Kentucky Administrative Law Judge)
 • Former ALJ’s Borders and Polites Will Discuss Facts and Evidence of a Mock Case
 • Will Render “Opinion and Award” in Mock Case
 • Participate in Q & A Session with Attendees and JHL Attorneys

4:00 p.m. | 16th Annual Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Seminar Adjourns
 

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