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  • 13
    Lessons
  • 14
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 5
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.5
    CEUs
  • 590
    Students
    have taken this course
 
 
 

Course Description

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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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1. The History of Workers' Compensation

Workers' 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. 7 Total Points
  • Review Article: The History of Workers' Compensation
  • Take Poll: Workers' Compensation Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2. Workers' Compensation Benefits

Depending 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 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: DOL Workers' Comp Information; Benefits and Small Businesses; Social Security Disability Resource Center
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3. Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim

Filing a Workers' Compensation claim is often not an easy task, but it need not be a daunting task. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Workers' Compensation Benefits FAQ; Workers' Compensation Claims and Benefits
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4. Denial of Benefits and Appeals

For 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. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: The Appeals Process
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5. Medical Treatment and Choosing a Doctor

This 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. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: OWCP Medical Fee Schedule; Who Should Choose the Doctor; The Disability Test
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6. Dealing with Attorneys and Legal Forms

Having an attorney working for you on a Workers' Compensation claim is not required, but it is certainly beneficial in many instances. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Find a Lawyer
  • Take Poll: Workers' Compensation Case
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7. Handling Your Own Case

Although 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. 10 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8. Preparing for a Hearing, Mediation, and Other Litigation Matters

There 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 9 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9. Financial Considerations

This chapter will address answers to some commonly asked financial questions dealing with Workers' Compensation. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: SSI
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10. Workers Compensation Fraud

Whether you are an employer, a worker, or an insurance agent, you need to be familiar with the subject of Workers' Compensation fraud. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: The Myth of Worker's Comp. Fraud
  • Take Poll: Fraud
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11. Social Security Disability Insurance and Workers' Compensation

Since 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. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Applying for Disability ; Workers' Compensation Benefits FAQ
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

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. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13. Americans with Disabilities Act

Many 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. 70 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Disability Discrimination; ADA
  • Take Poll: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
186
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know 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.
  • Know medical treatment, and choosing a doctor.
  • Know dealing with attorneys and legal forms.
  • Know handling your own case.
  • Know preparing for a hearing, mediation, and other litigation matters.
  • Identify financial considerations.
  • Know Workers Compensation fraud.
  • Compare and contrast Social Security Disability Insurance and Workers' Compensation.
  • Define Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Know Americans with Disabilities Act, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Workers' Compensation 101
Course Number: 7550193
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: Professional Development (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: UniversalClass Staff Instructor
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