Statutory Benefits in Workers Compensation

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Level: Intermediate

Why you need this course:
After completing this course, you'll be able to adjust a workers compensation claim.

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Given a case, determine the appropriate type and amount of workers compensation benefits.
  • Explain when the following lost wage benefits are awarded and how those benefits are calculated:
    • Temporary total disability
    • Temporary partial disability
    • Permanent total disability
    • Permanent partial disability
  • Explain how each of the following factors affects the benefits payable under workers compensation:
    • Maximum rates
    • Minimum rates
    • Waiting periods
    • Retroactive periods
  • Explain how benefits are determined for scheduled injuries.
  • Distinguish between the following methods of determining loss of earnings capacity in cases of nonscheduled permanent partial disability:
    • Actual economic loss
    • Medically determined impairment
  • Describe the scope, limitations, and duration of medical benefits.
  • Describe the rehabilitation services provided under workers compensation statutes.
  • Describe the death benefits payable under workers compensation.
  • Describe the factors affecting workers compensation costs.

Cost: $20 per Professional Development Hour (PDH). Information on Professional Development Hours (PDH) provided can be found here.

Statutory Benefits in Workers Compensation Topics Include:

  • Appropriate type and amount of workers compensation benefits
  • When lost wage benefits are awarded and how they are calculated for temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, permanent total disability, and permanent partial disability
  • Effects of maximum rates, minimum rates, waiting periods, and retroactive periods on benefits payable
  • How benefits are determined for scheduled injuries
  • Using actual economic loss and medically determined impairment as methods of determining loss of earnings capacity in cases of nonscheduled permanent partial disability
  • Scope, limitations, and duration of medical benefits
  • Rehabilitation services provided
  • Death benefits payable
  • Factors affecting workers compensation costs

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