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Since as far back as Ancient Greece and Rome, there has been a system in place in all civilized societies to compensate those individuals who have become injured or disabled due to a work-related accident. The laws and regulations governing what is known today as Workers' Compensation have changed dramatically over the last 1700 years.
This course will take a close look at the entire Workers' Compensation system, from the filing of an initial claim, to a detailed look on how to choose the right doctor and lawyer, how to represent yourself in the absence of a lawyer, and, most importantly, a detailed look into the specific federal, state, and private benefits that are available to people who have become injured in their workplace.
Filing a Workers' Compensation claim need not be a daunting task. Every worker must seek the advice of qualified professionals. This course will provide an understanding of the core concepts in a Workers' Compensation claim, as well as education on where to get further information.
Being injured in the workplace can mean a significant change in one's life, and it is important to ensure that one's rights – either those of an employee or an employer – are being fully protected.
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Lesson 1. The History of Workers' CompensationWorkers' Compensation regulation and laws appear today in virtually all industrialized nations although laws governing workers have changed dramatically throughout history, and the United States is certainly no exception.
Lesson 2. Workers' Compensation BenefitsDepending on the severity of your injury, and several other factors, you may be entitled to a wide range of benefits. This chapter will address each type of benefit in detail, explain how to obtain these benefits, and, if applicable, what rules and regula
Lesson 3. Filing a Workers' Compensation ClaimFiling a Workers' Compensation claim is often not an easy task, but it need not be a daunting task.
Lesson 4. Denial of Benefits and AppealsFor most of us, it is traumatic enough just to have an injury at work. But, experiencing a denial of benefits from your employer or your employer's insurance company can make the situation a great deal worse.
Lesson 5. Medical Treatment and Choosing a DoctorThis chapter will address how to choose the right doctor for your needs, and it will address the medical treatments that you are entitled to under Workers' Compensation insurance.
Lesson 6. Dealing with Attorneys and Legal FormsHaving an attorney working for you on a Workers' Compensation claim is not required, but it is certainly beneficial in many instances.
Lesson 7. Handling Your Own CaseAlthough this chapter will not be an all inclusive lesson on how to represent yourself in legal matters, it will give you an introduction to how the legal process works in a Workers' Compensation case in which you choose to be your own representative.
Lesson 8. Preparing for a Hearing, Mediation, and Other Litigation MattersThere is an enormous amount of material that must be reviewed during a Workers' Compensation case, and having an attorney to help you through the process of preparing for a hearing, mediation, and other matters concerning the law might prove to be essenti
Lesson 9. Financial ConsiderationsThis chapter will address answers to some commonly asked financial questions dealing with Workers' Compensation.
Lesson 10. Workers Compensation FraudWhether you are an employer, a worker, or an insurance agent, you need to be familiar with the subject of Workers' Compensation fraud.
Lesson 11. Social Security Disability Insurance and Workers' CompensationSince both the Social Security Administration and the Workers' Compensation system have a great deal of interaction, it is important to fully understand the rules and regulations of the Social Security program.
Lesson 12. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires a covered employer to grant medical leave to an employee under certain circumstances.
Lesson 13. Americans with Disabilities ActMany people who have become disabled as a result of a Workers' Compensation case will want to learn about their rights and protections under the law.
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Learning OutcomesBy successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Summarize the history of Workers' Compensation.
- Define Workers' Compensation benefits.
- Describe the procedures involved in filing a Workers' Compensation Claim.
- Describe Denial of Benefits and Appeals processes.
- Summarize medical treatment, and choosing a doctor.
- Summarize dealing with attorneys and legal forms.
- Summarize handling your own case.
- Summarize preparing for a hearing, mediation, and other litigation matters.
- Identify financial considerations.
- Summarize Workers Compensation fraud.
- Compare and contrast Social Security Disability Insurance and Workers' Compensation.
- Define Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- Summarize Americans with Disabilities Act, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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