Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era (2014)

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Summary

WORKERS' COMPENSATION – NAVIGATING A NEW ERA:
Up to Date Strategies for Claimants at the Department, Board and in Superior Court

Chairpersons: Robert Silber & Elizabeth LePley
Recorded, Friday, May 30, 2014 • 6.75 CLE Credits • Tacoma
WSBA Activity ID#: 374232

# 1 Appellate Update – The Year
in Review.
Bill Hochberg, Esq., Edmonds # 2 Hot Button Issues at the Department: Return to Work, VDRO, Office of the Medical Director.
Joel Sacks, L&I Director and Vickie Kennedy, Assistant Director, Insurance Services, L&I
# 3 Working with the Department on CRSSAs and Settlements.
Evelyn Lopez, Senior AAG, L&I Division Chief and Debra Tollefson, Esq., Legal Services Program Manager, L&I
# 4 Legislative Update – Where We Stand Now and What is Coming Next.
Michael Temple, WSAJ, Government Affairs Consultant
# 5 An Update from the Board: Significant Decisions, Internal Changes and CRSSAs.
Frank Fennerty, BIIA, Labor Member
# 6 New Tools and Different Tactics in Board Litigation.
Brian Wright, Esq., Seattle and Katherine Mason, Esq., Seattle
# 7 How to Develop the Story: Use of Psychodrama.
Bob Dawson, Esq., Seattle
# 8 How to Present Your Case at Superior Court: Voir Dire and Opening Statement.
Bob Dawson, Esq., Seattle
# 9 The Spine & Upper Extremities: How Repetitive Work Causes Injury.
David Spanier, M.D., Seattle and Robert Hall, Esq., Longview
# 10 Devils in the Details: Winning in Superior Court.
Elizabeth LePley, Esq., Bellevue, Doug Palmer, Esq., Vancouver, Lee Thomas, Esq., Kent
# 11 The New Draft Jury Instructions.
Wayne Lieb, Esq., Olympia
# 12 Medicare Offset/Social Security Issues in WC.
Amie Peters, Esq., Edmonds

Presenters
Robert A. Silber
Mr. Silber was an associate attorney with Foster Law Office, P.C. in Seattle for twelve years where herepresented injured workers in all workers' compensation matters on administrative appeal before theBoard of Industrial Insurance Appeals and in...More
Elizabeth Lepley
Elizabeth LePley is an Associate Attorney at Lehmbecker Law Firm in Bellevue, Washington. Ms. LePley has an extensive law background with expertise in numerous areas including workers' compensation, personal injury and ERISA, plus additional...More
William D. Hochberg
William D. Hochberg, the managing partner at Hochberg & Hamar, leads a group of dedicated attorneys and staff in Edmonds, Washington. Mr. Hochberg limits his practice to Washington State and Longshore workers' compensation, personal injury, and...More
Joel Sacks
On January 16, 2013, Joel Sacks was appointed Director of the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries by Gov. Jay Inslee. L&I’s mission is to “keep Washington safe and working.” The agency administers a number of critical programs including...More
Victoria Kennedy
Vickie Kennedy is the Assistant Director for Insurance Services at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, managing one of the nation’s largest workers’ compensation insurers. She oversees approximately 1,000 employees involved with...More
Evelyn Lopez
EVELYN LOPEZ is the Division Chief for the Labor and Industries Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. She advises the Director of the Department of Labor and Industries, and is involved in a wide variety of cases and issues....More
Debra Tollefson
Debra Tollefson came to the Legal Services Program at the Department of Labor and Industries in 2009. She oversees claim appeals, third party recovery, the vocational dispute resolution office and structured settlement. Prior to joining L&I, she was...More
Michael E. Temple
Michael Temple has worked in and around the Washington State Legislature since 1979. He served as Attorney to the Speaker of the House and later as Counsel to the Senate Majority Leader. Mr. Temple first represented WSAJ as a lobbyist after tort...More
Frank Fennerty
Frank Fennerty has been the Labor Member of the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals since his appointment to the position in 1981 by Governor John Spellman. He was reappointed by Governor Booth Gardner in 1985 and 1989, by Governor Mike Lowry in...More
Brian Michael Wright
Brian Wright is an attorney at Causey Wright, P.S. He has been involved in workers’ compensation since 2005 when he began working for a (now defunct) independent medical examination firm assuring the quality of medical reports and addenda. Brian took...More
Katherine L. Mason
Katherine L. Mason is an EAGLE member of WSAJ and serves on its Board of Governors, currently as the Second VP, Judicial Committee. She also serves on WSAJ’S Justice For All PAC. Katherine has been a member of various WSAJ taskforces and committees,...More
Robert K. Dawson
Bob Dawson regularly represents persons who have suffered catastrophic injuries. He has obtained a number of settlements and verdicts in the millions of dollars. Bob is acknowledged by other lawyers as a superior trial lawyer. He has been invited to...More
David E. Spanier
Dave Spanier, MD obtained a degree in bio-medical engineering before attending medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He completed a residency and chief residency in Indiana prior to coming to the University of Washington where he completed...More
Robert R. Hall
Rob is a Washington native who was born and raised in Pacific County. He earned his undergraduate degree from Eastern Washington University in 1989 and his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga in 1995. Most recently he graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial...More
Doug M. Palmer
DIf you don't know who Doug Palmer is, then you aren't subscribed to the WSAJ Workers Compensation list serve. Why aren’t you subscribed to the WSAJ Workers Compensation list serve? Regardless, he is a partner at Busick Hamrick Palmer, PLLC and has...More
Lee Stewart Thomas
Lee practices exclusively in litigation involving injured workers and those injured through the negligence of others. He is regularly in hearings at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals trying cases against the Department of Labor & Industries...More
Wayne Lieb
WAYNE LIEB is a principal in the firm of Putnam Lieb Potvin. Mr. Lieb is an active member of WSAJ. He has served as First and Second Vice President of the Legislative Steering Committee; First and Second Vice President of WSAJ’s Public Affairs...More
Amie C. Peters
Amie C. Peters is the founding member of Blue Water Legal PLLC, an Edmonds, Washington plaintiff’s firm dedicated to helping injured workers with claims under the Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act & Defense Base Act. She is admitted to...More

Originally Published

May 30, 2014


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 1 - Video
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 2 - Video
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 2 - Audio
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 3 - Video
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 4 - Video
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 5 - Video
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 6 - Video
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 6 - Audio
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 7 - Video
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 7 - Audio
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 8 - Video
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 8 - Audio
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 9 - Video
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 10 - Video
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 11 - Video
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 11 - Audio
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Part 12 - Video
  • Workers' Compensation – Navigating A New Era Paper

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