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Ohio Insurance Ethics: 1.00
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Avoid Preventable Mistakes During the Workers' Compensation Process
Working through a workers' compensation claim can be a long and tedious process that involves many outside parties and steps. Are you able to confidently represent your clients? Do you know what strategies to employ in order to prevent any costly mistakes and attain the best possible results? Don't rely on your cursory knowledge of procedures and risks to get you through the case. Explore the comprehensive nature of a workers' compensation claim and know the process from start to finish. Register today!
This basic-to-intermediate level program is designed to teach attorneys practical strategies for handling a workers' compensation settlement or hearing. It may also benefit claims representatives, paralegals and human resource directors.
including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 6.0 CLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour of attorney professional conduct instruction.
“The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.” This program has been approved for 6.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.
including - Ohio Insurance Ethics: 1.00 General: 6.00
This course has been approved by the Ohio Department of Insurance for 7.0 hours of CE credit. Sponsor #S10603. Category(ies): 6.0 - General, Course #62735; 1.0 - Ethics, Course #62734. (An exam is not required to receive CE credit).
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.60 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)
Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. Describe the latest legislative developments and case law updates. 2. Explain how to comply with and arrange for Medicare-Set-Aside Arrangements. 3. Identify the importance of correctly assessing the injury and case right from the start in order to avoid any costly or unnecessary legal expenses. 4. Describe when to settle vs. when to pursue a claim. 5. Identify how attorneys prepare experts for hearings. 6. State when a workers' compensation appeal makes sense. 7. Describe how plaintiffs sue for medical malpractice in conjunction with workers' compensation. 8. Identify ethical dilemmas attorneys face with workers' compensation cases.
NBI, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 6.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
J. KENT BRESLIN is a partner in the Cleveland office of Scheuer Mackin & Breslin LLC. He has more than 30 years of legal experience, more than 25 years of which have been focused in the field of workers' compensation. In addition to workers' compensation, Mr. Breslin represents management in the areas of intentional torts, safety violations and employment discrimination cases. His practice includes representation before the Industrial Commission, the Bureau of Workers' Compensation, courts of common pleas, courts of appeal and the Ohio Supreme Court. Mr. Breslin has been a speaker at numerous workers' compensation seminars on many subjects, including safety violations, drugs and alcohol in the workplace, fraud, allowance issues, and workers’ compensation subrogation. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association and the Cleveland Bar Association. Mr. Breslin earned his B.A. degree from the University of Cincinnati and is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. (Cleveland location)
BRIAN K. BRITTAIN is a partner and one of the founders, and vice-president/treasurer of Ross, Brittain & Schonberg Co., L.P.A. Mr. Brittain oversees the firm’s workers’ compensation and OSHA practices. Primarily, he supervises the management, defense and administration of workers’ compensation matters for more than 1,400 of the firm’s clients. In addition, he is highly regarded in this field for his unique abilities in aiding both state-funded and self-insured companies to reduce overall workers’ compensation liabilities and expenditures. Since the firm’s 1991 beginning, Mr. Brittain has been a driving force behind the development of workers’ compensation group rating plans. He oversees all actuarial analyses for group projections and directs the claims administration for all new group members. He regularly conducts seminars relating to OSHA workplace safety and workers’ compensation matters and has authored numerous articles relating to the current Ohio workers’ compensation statute and potential future changes. He earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Mount Union College; his J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University; and his M.B.A. degree from Cleveland State University. He is an Ohio State Bar Association certified specialist of workers’ compensation law, a member of the Ohio State Bar Association (Labor Law and Workers’ Compensation Section), a member of the Geauga County Bar Association, and the Self-Insurers’ Group of Ohio. (Akron and Cleveland locations)
CASEY FUNDAREK is the Medicare secondary payer compliance attorney for Sharpline Allocations, Inc. She oversees all Medicare conditional payment matters and Medicare set-aside re-review and amended review defenses, and develops Medicare set-asides, Medical cost projections, and zero Medicare set-aside evaluations. Ms. Fundarek guided clients through their Medicare related issues for the past four years, helping them understand their liability, use all available defenses, and mitigate future medical exposure for both workers’ compensation and liability claims. She attends claim review and other client meetings to provide strategic insight on the Medicare related issues. Ms. Fundarek received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University and her Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. When she is not tackling Medicare issues, Ms. Fundarek enjoys taking care of her three labs and designing knit caps. (Akron location)
KATHLEEN E. GEE is a member with Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC. Ms. Gee practices primarily in the areas of workers' compensation defense and employment law. She defends employers in workers' compensation cases in various Ohio courts; has extensive experience defending employers before the Industrial Commission of Ohio; and in-depth experience with permanent total disability and complex medical claims. Ms. Gee has won significant cost savings for employers in courts of appeals, including in mandamus actions seeking special relief. She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law and Workers' Compensation sections). Ms. Gee received her B.B.A. degree from Kent State University and earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University. (Cleveland location)
CHRISTOPHER P. LACICH is an attorney with the law firm of RothBlair in Youngstown, Ohio. He concentrates his practice in the area of domestic relations, defense of workers' compensation claims and general civil litigation. Mr. Lacich earned his B.A. degree from Youngstown State University and his J.D. degree from the University of South Dakota Law School. He is admitted to practice in the state of Ohio; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. (Akron and Cleveland locations)
PATRICK J. OSBORNE is an attorney with Kelley & Ferraro, L.L.P. Mr. Osborne practices in the areas of workers' compensation, toxic torts asbestos, medical malpractice, and probate. He represented injured workers and surviving spouses who have lost a loved one due to an occupational disease before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and various courts throughout the state. Mr. Osborne has successfully obtained judgements and settlements of over 10 million dollars since joining Kelley & Ferraro. He has been selected by Super Lawyers to the Ohio Rising Stars list for three consecutive years, from 2017 to 2019. Mr. Osborne is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Ohio Association of Justice. He received his B.A. degree from Mercyhurst University and earned his J.D. degree from Ohio Northern University College of Law. (Akron and Cleveland locations)
ERIC A. RICH is a litigation and workers' compensation attorney with Scheuer Mackin & Breslin LLC, a statewide Ohio law firm committed to advising and representing employers in their workers’ compensation and employment related interests. Scheuer Mackin & Breslin LLC, assists large and small employers in multi-state occupational disease litigation, administrative and court proceedings, alleged workplace safety violations, and structured settlement negotiations. Mr. Rich is a graduate of the University of Vermont and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and has more than 20 years of experience representing Ohio employers in administrative hearings and in court. He also speaks on workers' compensation issues before groups such as the Ohio State Bar Association, National Business Institute, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. In addition to workers’ compensation, Mr. Rich advises employers regarding their obligations under the ADA, FMLA and other state and federal statutes. (Akron and Cleveland locations)
LOUIS SCHIAVONI is the managing partner of the Youngstown law firm of Schiavoni, Schiavoni, Bush and Muldowney Co., L.P.A., where he practices in the areas of workers' compensation and Social Security disability. Mr. Schiavoni previously served as a claims examiner for the Bureau of Workers' Compensation in Ohio, and he taught the course "Bureau Workers' Compensation" at A.T.S. Technical School in Niles, Ohio. He is a member of the Mahoning County, Ohio State and American bar associations; and the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers. He earned his B.A. degree from The Ohio State University and J.D. degree from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law. Mr. Schiavoni was named to the National Registry of Who's Who. (Akron location)
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