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WORKERS' COMP ACADEMY - Registration closes September 17, 2024

Designed to reinforce and enhance your knowledge of the SC Workers' Compensation System, the Annual Workers’ Comp Academy will be held in conjunction with the Annual Educational Conference. This program is geared toward individuals new to the workers’ compensation system as well as seasoned professionals who need a “refresher” in various general topics.

Limited seating.  Pre-Registration Required.  Onsite registration will not be available.

Monday, October 21, 2024

8:15 am – 8:30 am    Opening Remarks, Welcome & Introduction
                                    Hal Willson, Esq., Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, PA, Greenville, SC

8:30 am – 9:30 am     Compensable Injuries Speaker
     •  What qualifies as a compensable injury by accident
      •  Repetitive trauma claims
      •  Mental/Mental claims
      •  Occupational disease claims

9:30 am – 9:45 am    NETWORKING BREAK    

9:45 am – 10:45 pm     Benefits Provided by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation System

  Medical benefits
      •  What treatment must be provided/choice of physician
      •  Medical Care after MMI/Lifetime Care
      •  Obtaining medical records and communication with healthcare provider (§ 42-15-95)

  Temporary benefits
      •  Determining AWW/CR
      •  TTD
      •  TPD

  Permanent Disability benefits
      •  PPD
      •  Wage Loss
      •  Permanent & Total disability
      •  Lifetime benefits        
   
10:45 am –11:00 am    NETWORKING BREAK    

11:00 pm – 11:45 pm     Defenses to Claims
                                   
      •  Statute of limitations
      •  No notice to employer
      •  Intoxication/willfulness
      •  Fraud in the application for employment
      •  Going and coming rule
      •  Not a compensable injury (denied case)

11:45 pm – 12:00 pm     Starting and Stopping Temporary Total Benefits
      •  Starting TTD (Form 15)
      •  Stopping TTD within 150 days from date of notice of injury
      •  Stopping TTD after 150 days

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    LUNCH
   
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     Closing Claims

                                   
  Informal conference process
      •  Form 16A and its effects
     •  Process if no agreement reached
  Hearing process
     •  Award
     •  Appeal process
     •  Change of condition rights
  Agreement & Final Release/Clincher Agreements
     •  Represented claimants
     •  Unrepresented claimants
  Medical Only Claims    
           
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm     SC Workers’ Compensation Forms
           
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm    Mediation in the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation System
                               

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