Spring 2021 Workers' Compensation Virtual Seminar

  • May 05, 2021


Thursday, May 27, 2021
Noon - 3:30 p.m. CST  

Sponsored by the American Bar Association –
Workers' Compensation and Employers Liability Committee

Join us for this 3-hour CLE program.

Expert panelists will examine the variations in workers' compensation and employer liability laws across multiple jurisdictions, work-related head injuries, and emerging issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Session #1: Noon - 1:00 p.m. CST
The State of the (Dis)Union in Workers' Compensation Nationwide

Major issues and influences are affecting the workers' compensation industry today, and the response of the jurisdictional regulatory worlds has been diverse and wide ranging. Facing issues such as legalized marijuana, opioids, evidenced-based medicine, and pharmaceutical formularies, as well as a movement toward advocacy-based claims and inclusion of psycho-social considerations, what exactly is the state of our union when it comes to managing workers' comp?


Session #2: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. CST

Peddicord Wharton Attorney Alison Stewart will be the moderator for

Session #2.

Advances in Concussion and TBI Treatment & Recovery

The panel will discuss the complicated nature of brain injuries and the challenges associated with handling resulting workers' compensation claims, including technological advancements and objectives as medical science continues to evolve, the types of long-term care and expenses expected with traumatic brain injuries, and the complicated nature of pursuing brain injury litigation.


Session #3: 2:30-3:30 p.m. CST
Evolving Workers' Compensation Issues Regarding Safe Returns to Work, Treatment, and Disability Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has continued for over one year now. The pandemic has affected all aspects of life but especially work life. Although much remains to be learned, during the past year, information has been gathered regarding how to keep workers safe, how to effect a safe return to work, medical treatment for workers who are afflicted with COVID-19, and how to assess causation and disability for workers afflicted with COVID-19.



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