Workers’ Comp Seminar

by Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)

Date and Time

Thursday October 1st 2020
Starting @ 7:30 am



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As with our new virtual CLE series, LABI has also decided to conduct this year's Workers' Compensation Seminar via a Zoom format. It is clear that COVID-19 issues continue to concern and create challenges for most of us, and with so many factors related to the pandemic not yet understood, a Zoominar of the presentations offered us the best way forward while maintaining your health, safety and comfort level. The registration portal for this Zoominar, which will take place on October 1-2, is now open. Please click the button below to register. After you've registered, you'll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoominar, and while it begins at 8 a.m. on both Thursday and Friday, you will be able log on at any time after 7:30 a.m. both days, if you wish. Register: LABI WORKERS’ COMP ZOOMINAR THURSDAY, OCT. 1st FRIDAY, OCT. 2nd WC Lawmaking and Reform – Elected to the statehouse last fall, an attorney shares insights gained from his first year as a legislator and a member of the committee responsible for WC matters. He will explain how what he learned from a regular and special session this year better informs his efforts to reform Louisiana’s WC system during his first term. 8:00 A.M. 9:00 A.M. WC in the Age of COVID-19 – The continuing threat of Coronavirus infection has complicated our everyday interactions, including those at work. Two attorneys discuss the implications for comp claims while a physician provides insights on the disease and its risk of transmission among those who work together or with infected patients. 10:45 A.M. Low Back Pain and Treatment Considerations – Spines suffer natural degeneration. Wear and tear are inevitable. WC back injuries present particular challenges, both in their diagnosis and in their treatment. A doctor of chiropractic care who has authored a new book on the subject will share insights he obtained through his practice and in his research. NOON Ethics – An hour of ethics instruction for WC insurance claims adjusters, provided exclusively for participants needing to meet their Ethics CE requirements. Physical Therapy – Technology has profoundly affected how WC is managed, typically leading to simplification, efficiency and reduced costs to the benefit of all. This is the potential of TeleRehab. Developers of this new tool for physical therapy will explain how it is a gamechanger, how it works and what results have been generated where it has been utilized. 8:00 A.M. 9:00 A.M. Treatment of Joint Injuries – Injuries to shoulders, elbows and knees are common in WC. A physician will address the important aspects of these types of injuries and their appropriate treatment, while an attorney will provide guidance on compensability issues and on how to successfully contest treatment that is inappropriate and potentially injurious to the patient. 10:40 A.M. WC Jurispprudential Update – Although the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the volume of WC cases handled in the past year, several important court decisions were still issued. Two attorneys evaluate these cases, along with key WC legislation that was filed this year, and how they might impact Louisiana’s WC system. While the agenda topics are set, speakers for the presentations will be announced once they are all finalized. The order of the topics within this agenda may be subject to change. NOON Ethics – An hour of ethics instruction for attorneys, provided exclusively for participants needing to meet their Ethics

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