Workers Compensation Practice for Paralegals

Author: Lynne J. DeVenny
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594602641
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals is a textbook and practice guide for paralegals and other legal professionals who work in the area of workers' compensation law. The book addresses practical tasks associated with the law office management of workers' compensation cases, including an overview of workers' compensation law, determining compensable claims, evaluating and accepting cases, reviewing and summarizing medical records, investigating claims, obtaining evidence, drafting pleadings and preparing for mediations and hearings. More complex tasks, such as handling catastrophic injuries and death claims, Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements, third party claims and bankrupt defendants, are also discussed. Each chapter includes practice tips to help paralegals become proficient in the practice of workers' compensation law, as well as references to find the most up-to-date information regarding various aspects of workers' compensation practice. Sample documents are included to illustrate the kinds of documents paralegals may draft in a typical private law practice. Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals is unique because it is written specifically for paralegals by an attorney/paralegal team with a combination of over thirty years of practice in workers' compensation law. In addition, both authors have experience teaching law students and paralegals in college settings. Recognizing that there are excellent state-specific workers' compensation reference books for workers' compensation practitioners, this book is intended to guide and train paralegal students, paralegals and other legal professionals new to the practice of workers' compensation law. Straightforward and easy to read, it provides its readers with an overview of the essential skills necessary to perform substantive work on any workers' compensation case, as well as the tools to find the information they need to make a significant contribution to a workers' compensation practice, whether it be their own state-specific rules and forms, Medicare's current WCMSA requirements or medical references."

Workers Compensation Law

Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 9781418013691
Format: PDF, Docs
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Workers? Compensation Law provides an in-depth look at the day-to-day practice of this field while addressing theoretical aspects that form a critical foundation for this branch of law. Reviews how a worker's compensation case begins and explains activities involved in those cases, such as drafting petitions, presenting cases to an administrative law judge, and bringing an appeal. The theoretical basis of the material is laid out in easy to understand and enjoyable format reinforced with practical real-life examples. Although written with paralegal-specific information, the content includes information vital to anyone dealing with Workers? Compensation issues.

The Insurance Professional s Practical Guide to Workers Compensation

Author: Chris Boggs
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0578020963
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is not your ordinary workers' compensation book. Workers' compensation coverage is relatively easy to understand. It's the legal, procedural and contractual issues surrounding workers' compensation that are complicated. In "The Insurance Professional's Practical Guide to Workers' Compensation," Boggs addresses in clear, jargon-free English many of the concepts, policies and practices in workers compensation that brokers, risk advisors, and corporate risk managers need to know. The chapters, such as on which injuries and which workers are covered, free the reader from having to wade through dense legal and regulatory treatises. Boggs explains to non-lawyers legal aspects of workers compensation. If you need to use the book as little as one time a year, get it, because you'll probably need it much more often.

Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals

Author: Emily Lynch Morissette
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735569576
Format: PDF
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Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegalsis a highly teachable new textbook that balances substantive and practical coverage to prepare students to work as personal injury paralegals. Emphasizing medical information specifically related to personal injury law, Emily Lynch Morissette provides consistently clear writing, examples drawn from experience, and myriad teaching devices to convey a working understanding of the role of the paralegal in personal injury cases.Providing both foundational information on torts and the skill development needed to work as a personal injury paralegal, this text features: complete coverage of the AAfPE’s Model Tort Law syllabus logically organized substantive topics that begin with an introduction to the concept of torts and move through each element of negligence, followed by medical malpractice as a type of negligence, intentional torts, and Worker’s Compensation. practice-based topics that examine how to discover medical records, tort discovery, and litigationAn Introduction to Medicinein the Appendix an emphasis on medical information specifically related to personal injury — such as how to obtain and understand medical records a wealth of clear and accessible examples fact-based exercises using real-life scenarios consistent and hard-working pedagogy, including: Chapter Objectives marginal definitions tables and figures case summaries ethics topics Chapter Summaries review questions Web links detailed Instructor's Manual that includes sample syllabi, answers to all review questions and exercises, and a Test Bank Take a look at the new Torts book for paralegals that offers complete coverage of substantive torts topics while underscoring the specific skills critical to the work of a personal injury paralegal:Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegalsby Emily Lynch Morissette.

Workers Compensation Law Cases Materials and Text

Author: Lex K. Larson
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327194189
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Fifth Edition of Workers' Compensation Law is a blend of conventional casebook style and concise text. The basic concepts of workers' compensation - including course of employment, arising out of employment, injury by accident, employee status - are covered in the more traditional fashion, with case excerpts provided for students to learn these concepts. The Fifth Edition of Workers' Compensation Law preserves the essential and thorough treatment of these basic aspects while adding or expanding material on current topical issues, such as: • Recovery of benefits by undocumented workers; • Compensability of claims related to terrorist attacks; • Psychological stress claims; • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other repetitive-motion injuries; • Interplay of Workers' Compensation with the Americans with Disabilities Act; • Choice of medical provider; • Special problems of working at home; • Use of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques; • Recent developments with Second Injury Funds; and • Exclusivity and the substantial certainty rule.

California Paralegal Manual

Author: Elizabeth Allen White
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780314925473
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume is a resource for paralegals working in a civil litigation practice. Topics include client intake, jurisdiction and venue, parties, pleadings, summons and service of process, discovery, law and motion, summary judgment, and summary adjudication.

The New York Paralegal

Author: William P. Statsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133168310
Format: PDF, ePub
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Never before has teaching the critical state-specific material that your paralegal students need to know been easier or more organized! A truly innovative resource, The New York Paralegal contains the information, documents, and resources essential to paralegal students who will be working in New York State, thus eliminating the need for instructors to gather this material piecemeal. Instead, this book does it all for you by compiling all of this information into a single, handy resource. Coverage includes an overview of the paralegal profession, ethics, the legal system, research, and even a comprehensive legal dictionary - all as they pertain to New York State laws and statutes. With all of this vital content provided in such a user-friendly format, students will find this an invaluable reference throughout their academic and professional careers. And instructors will find that they can spend less time preparing to teach and more time teaching. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

California Legal Secretary

Author: Marlene Hazlewood
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1945421339
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Complete and comprehensive guide to California legal procedures. Definitions, background information, step-by-step guidelines, statements of procedure and sample forms. In-depth coverage of eight practice areas: civil litigation, federal proceedings, family, real property, corporations, landlord/tenant, and wills and probate.

Alabama Workers Compensation Law and Handbook

Author: Robert W. Lee
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1422486257
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This edition of Alabama Workers' Compensation Law and Handbook has been reorganized and reformatted to make the publication easier to use. It has also been revised and updated throughout with a discussion of recent changes in the law. Selected highlights of the Second Edition are as follows: • Prisoners' Work Release Psychological Injuries • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Burden of Proof • Temporary Total Disability Maximum Medical Improvement • Permanent Total Disability Social Security as Evidence • Schedule of Injuries • Right to Reopen • Acts of God • Fraudulent Suppression • Retaliatory Discharge • Workers' Compensation Benefits Child Support • Medicare Set Aside Trusts • Forms • Tables and Memorandums

The Empowered Paralegal

Author: Robert E. Mongue
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594607950
Format: PDF, Docs
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Every day thousands of paralegals and legal assistants leave their offices feeling frustrated, overworked and under utilized. As an attorney and professor, author Robert E. Mongue, J.D. hears from paralegals who, despite their education and professional training, feel poorly equipped to meet the real challenges of today¿s law office. Too often paralegals are taught law and procedure but not how to effectively manage their time, workloads and clients. Too often they feel ineffective and powerless when dealing with attorneys, clients and court personnel, inside and outside the office. During his over thirty years as a litigator employing, training and teaching paralegals, Prof. Mongue gathered and developed clear, concise and easy-to-use techniques to teach paralegals how to become a critical component of an effective legal team. He used these techniques in his own law practice and in classrooms, seminars and workshops. These techniques are now together in a practical guide, entitled The Empowered Paralegal. Employment for paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2014. Those empowered with the skills and confidence required to be true professionals will dominate the field. The Empowered Paralegal provides step-by-step, easy-to-understand techniques, written in a friendly, accessible and sometimes humorous way, for managing time, docket calendars, files, clients and litigation. In addition to these management techniques, The Empowered Paralegal provides sound guidance on managing the work relationship with attorneys and on being a professional.