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Workers' Compensation 101

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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.

AccidentThis 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' 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Lesson 9. Financial Considerations

    This chapter will address answers to some commonly asked financial questions dealing with Workers' Compensation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

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Course Title: Workers' Compensation 101
Course Number: 7550193
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Professional Development
CEU Value: 1.2 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: Linda Zavadil
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $35.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $60.00

Learning Outcomes

By 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.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 1 ExamExam7
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 2 ExamExam10
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 3 ExamExam10
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 4 ExamExam10
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 5 ExamExam10
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 6 ExamExam10
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 7 ExamExam10
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 8 ExamExam9
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 9 ExamExam10
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 10 ExamExam10
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 11 ExamExam10
Lesson 12 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 12 ExamExam10
Lesson 13 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 13 ExamExam10
The Final ExamExam60
Total Points:516

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