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A New York Workers’ Compensation Webinar

Permanent Disability – Loss of Wage Earning Capacity

This comprehensive course combines medical insights with legal perspectives, providing a comprehensive understanding of workers’ compensation award for permanent residual disability. Whether you’re an attorney, claims adjuster, or employer, this course equips you with essential knowledge to navigate complex scenarios involving Loss of Wage Earning capacity (“LWEC”) awards in New York workers’ compensation cases.

Join us for an enlightening exploration of the intersection between medicine and law in workers’ compensation, and enhance your ability to advocate effectively to reduce exposure in LWEC claims.

  • Course Outline
  • Who Should Attend?
  1. Definition of Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)
    • Explore the concept of MMI, a critical milestone in the disability detemrination process.
    • Understand when an injury or condition stabilizes, even if full recovery hasn’t occurred.
    • Learn how MMI impacts benefit calculations and legal proceedings.
  2. Litigation Path for Loss of Wage Earning Capacity (LWEC) Claims
    • Navigate the legal journey when assessing permanent impairments.
    • Discuss LWEC awards and their significance in workers’ compensation cases.
  3. What the Doctor Is Required to Do; Medical Evaluation Standards
    • Examine the responsibilities of medical professionals in workers’ compensation cases.
    • Learn about proper documentation, impairment ratings, and expert testimony.
  4. Disability Duration Guidelines Overview
    • Demystify the duration of disability benefits.
    • Understand guidelines for temporary and permanent disabilities.
  5. Disability Crosswalk
    • Learn how to apply the “Crosswalk” in determining percentage of permanent impairment and translating that into a LWEC award.
    • Compare and correlate different types of disabilities within the workers’ compensation framework.
    • Explore how impairments impact earning capacity and vocational prospects.
  6. Functional Evaluation
    • Dive into assessing an individual’s functional limitations post-injury.
    • Discuss tools, protocols, and practical considerations.
  7. Vocational Factors
    • Analyze vocational aspects affecting an injured worker’s ability to return to work.
    • Consider retraining, job modifications, and vocational rehabilitation.
  8. Example LWEC Calculations
    • Work through practical scenarios to calculate Loss of Wage Earning Capacity (LWEC).
    • Understand the financial implications for both employees and employers.
  9. Live Q & A Sessions
    • Engage with experts and fellow participants.
    • Bring your questions and real-world scenarios for interactive discussions.
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New York Workers’ Compensation Webinar Series

Lois Law Firm presents a monthly live seminar on Defending Workers’ Compensation Claims in New York. These webinars are focused on practical claims-handling and perfect for your team members who need state-specific training or a refresher course for this jurisdiction! Each webinar features a live presentation followed by a Question & Answer session.

Starting in 2024, the New York Workers’ Compensation Webinar Series will be held at 12:00 PM EST on either the FIRST or SECOND Monday of the month. Please check each webinar listing for the exact day they will take place. To register for a New York Workers’ Compensation Webinar, click the button below:

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