Hilton Garden Inn Erie
2225 Downs Drive
Erie, PA 16509
Areas of Professional Practice: 6.00
Course book included with all formats
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Are you fully prepared to handle workers' compensation claims? This strategic course walks you through the step-by-step practicalities of handling a workers' compensation case, from initial intake through the hearing process. Whether you represent the claimant or the defendant, you'll gain the knowledge you need to effectively advise and zealously defend your client's position. Register today!
This basic-to-intermediate level program provides practical information on workers' compensation claim procedures for:
including - Ethics: 1.20
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.20 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.20 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism.
including - Ethics: 1.00 Areas of Professional Practice: 6.00
This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 7.0 credit hours. 6.0 hours can be applied to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and 1.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement. This live format program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
including - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for a total of 6.0 hours, including 5.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 1.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
“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.
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. State the types of benefits and claims. 2. Describe how a claimant attorney investigates a case. 3. Identify how to determine the value of a claim. 4. State the medical discovery issues during a claim 5. Describe how to handle Medicare set-asides. 6. Identify the practices and procedures for a workers' compensation hearing. 7. State how recovery from third parties works. 8. State the ethical obligations attorneys have during a workers' compensation claim.
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.
MATTHEW DONNELLY is an attorney at Dallas W. Hartman P.C., located in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Mr. Donnelly dedicates his practice exclusively to Pennsylvania workers' compensation representation. He has perspective from both sides of the aisle having previously worked for a major workers' compensation insurance defense firm. Currently, Mr. Donnelly represents injured workers seeking to obtain or defend their workers' compensation benefits in all stages of case handling from initial client intake through appellate practice. He has previously lectured as a panel member for pre-law students and Grove City College. Mr. Donnelly graduated with his B.A. degree from Grove City College and earned his J.D. degree from Dusquesne University. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Mercer County Bar Association.
PETER A. PENTZ is a sole practitioner located in Erie, where he focuses his practice in the area of workers' compensation, representing employers and insurance carriers throughout Western Pennsylvania and New York. Mr. Pentz’s practice includes representing insureds, third party administrators, and insurance carriers in all aspects of workers' compensation, as well as counseling employers in ancillary workplace programs, return-to-work programs, accident investigation and accident prevention. Mr. Pentz has been included in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc. (workers' compensation law - employers) since 2013 and in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in workers' compensation since 2012. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (Workers' Compensation Section), Erie County Bar Association (Workers Compensation Section; past chairman), Lake Erie Claims Association, Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Pennsylvania Self Insured's Association. Mr. Pentz received his B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University, followed by earning his J.D. degree from The Dickinson School of Law.
FRANCIS E. PIPAK JR. is a partner with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti LLP, and chair of the firm’s risk management and workers' compensation practice group, with expertise in the areas of employer liability and risk management issues. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Pipak's practice focuses on state workers’ compensation, state occupational disease, federal black lung, and Longshoremen and Harborworkers’ Compensation Act claims. His experience includes representation of employers of all types; including municipalities and public entities, private employers, publicly held companies, and various self-insured employers in a variety of business areas. Mr. Pipak also routinely represents insurance carriers and third-party administrators for workers’ compensation issues in the Federal Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania, and through all levels of the state courts, through and including the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section) and the Pennsylvania Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation Section). Mr. Pipak is a past member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section Council and past member of the Legislative Sub-Committee of that council during a time when Act 57 was in process of being drafted. Mr. Pipak also is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, where he is a past chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section. He speaks regularly to various professional groups on employer liability and workers’ compensation-related topics. Mr. Pipak earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from Saint Vincent College and his J.D. degree from Duquesne University School of Law.
GLENN S. SINKO is a graduate of Lehigh University and a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Mr. Sinko’s practice in western and central Pennsylvania spans more than 30 years. His past speaking engagements include numerous presentations on behalf of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the National Business Institute, the Allegheny County Workers’ Compensation Section, and as a panel presenter to the Pennsylvania Bar Association Annual Meeting in Hershey. Mr. Sinko served as an Allegheny County Bar Association WC Section Council Member and recently as its chairman. Mr. Sinko is an active practitioner in the fields of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law, social security law, small business, and estate planning, trusts, and probate with an emphasis on the needs of disabled individuals. He started his career with Neighborhood Legal Services as a certified legal intern and later maintained a solo law practice for more than 20 years. In 2009, Mr. Sinko formed the firm of Sinko Zimmerman, LLC, with attorney Betsy A. Zimmerman.
BRADLEY SOMRAK is a member of the workers' compensation practice group with the law firm of Travelers, where he is active in the defense of a wide variety of matters within the following litigation areas: workers' compensation, employment and municipal liability law. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Somrak served as an Allegheny County assistant district attorney for three years and tried more than 50 criminal cases, including 10 jury trials. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the La Roche College and his J.D. degree from the University of Akron School of Law. While in school, Mr. Somrak was a member of the Moot Court team and also acted as a summer law clerk for the Honorable Stephanie Domitrovich of the Court of Common Pleas for Erie County, Pennsylvania. He is a certified legal mediator in the state of Ohio. Mr. Somrak is a member of the Allegheny County, Erie County and Pennsylvania bar associations.
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