John Dreiser to Present at the Eighth Annual Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Conference

This two-day seminar offers an insider’s perspective on the sweeping changes to Tennessee workers’ comp system – a new “court” system, a new permanent partial disability formula, and a new definition of “injury” that applies to all injuries occurring on or after July 1, 2014.

2014 Tennessee Workers’ Comp Conference

Coming to Nashville: November 20-21, 2014

Make plans to attend this two-day conference and get answers to your questions concerning the 2014 changes and the new administrative court system. You’ll hear from the chief judge of the new Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims, leading attorneys, as well as Department of Labor and Workforce Development directors.

This is the essential professional development experience for plaintiff and defense attorneys, workers’ comp managers/specialists, HR safety managers and directors, mediators, insurance adjusters/self-insurers, third-party administrators, health care providers, and vocational rehab providers.

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How to Register:

  • REGISTER NOW online or call (800) 727-5257.
  • Important Note: Please mention Seminar Code S3328A when calling.
  • Register by October 10 and Save $50 with the Early Bird Discount!

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Highlights:

  • Insights from judges on the new Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
  • Review of changes that took effect July 1 — the new permanent partial disability formula, the new standard developing medical proof regarding causation,  adjustments to the physician panel process, and modification issues
  • Insight from Department of Labor and Workforce Development directors on employee misclassification, the “new” request for assistance process, and the ombudsman program
  • A doctor’s perspective on everyday pain management of workers’ comp claims
  • Attorney track features an extended session, along with a panel discussion, on how the new court system will work, as well as a session on ethical issues arising under the new law
  • Employer track covers issues such as the new procedure for obtaining medical records, claims management, workers’ comp defenses, best practices for preventing retaliatory discharge, issues that arise when employees are injured in transit, and supervisor training in managing claims under the new law
  • Review of the latest cases from the Tennessee Supreme Court and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panels

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How is this seminar different?

  • You’ll hear from Judge Ken Switzer, the chief judge of the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims, and attorneys will also hear from Judges Pam Johnson, Allen Phillips, and Jim Umsted, of the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims, as well as Judge Tim Conner, of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
  • You’ll be updated on the 2014 changes, including the new permanent partial disability formula and the adjustments to the physician panel process.
  • You’ll hear from Department of Labor and Workforce Development directors on the “new” request for assistance process, employee misclassification, and the new ombudsman program.
  • Employers will get up to date on relevant issues, such as workers’ comp defenses, retaliatory discharge, claims management, and obtaining medical records, as well as practical tips for supervisor training on managing claims under the new law.
  • Attorneys will get up to date on complex issues, such as subrogation and medical causation.
  • Attendees may to choose to attend a track designed for attorneys or one designed for employers and others – or you may mix the tracks to better serve your needs.
  • You get an interactive program, including panel discussions — the speakers welcome your questions and feedback.

LEARN MORE

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How to Register

  • REGISTER NOW online or call (800) 727-5257.
  • Important Note: Please mention Seminar Code S3328A when calling.
  • Register by October 10 and Save $50 with the Early Bird Discount!

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CREDIT INFORMATION: This event has been approved for 13 hours of CLE credit, including 12 hours of general and 1 hour of DUAL. CLE credit is earned only by the individual registrants. HR professionals can receive up to 13 PHR/SPHR recertification credit hours.

 

If you need more information about a Social Security Disability/SSI matter, personal injury matter (car wreck, boating accident, slip and fall, etc.), EEOICPA claim, long or short-term disability, VA disability, Railroad Retirement Board disability, or a workers compensation matter, please contact the Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser for a free case evaluation.  We can be reached at (865) 584-1211 or (800) 806-4611, through Facebook, or through our website.  Our office handles claims throughout East Tennessee, including Knoxville, ChattanoogaKingsport, Bristol, Johnson City, Morristown, Maryville, Rogersville, Dandridge, Tazewell, New Tazewell, Jefferson City, Strawberry Plains, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Loudon, Kingston, Halls, Maynardville, Crossville, Cookeville, Jamestown, Sweetwater, Lenoir City, Athens, Oak Ridge, Clinton, LaFollette, Lake City, Jacksboro, Bean Station, Cosby, Newport, White Pine, Mosheim, Wartburg, Sunbright, Pigeon Forge, and Deer Lodge.

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About farmerdreiser

Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, The Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser provide comprehensive representation to injured victims throughout eastern Tennessee in personal injury, Social Security disability, and workers' compensation cases.
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