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This product includes audio files and electronic materials for the “Vocational Options and the Osterlund Claimant: Can Your Client Really Work?" CLE, presented on March 10, 2012.
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Vocational Options and the Osterlund Claimant: Can your Claimant Really Work?
About the Program
At this substantive seminar, you will discover how the vocational evaluation process works and what it can and cannot do to help place the injured worker in appropriate employment positions. Staff from Easter Seals will cover their vocational evaluation process and the available tools to retrain and place injured workers in the workforce. Attorneys from both sides of the aisle discuss the caselaw surrounding long-term total disability claims, the process of asserting and defending the claims, and the tricky issues that arise. Attendees also learn when to use a vocational expert and when non-expert testimony may be needed.
Faculty and Speakers
Cori-Lynn S. Webber, Board Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist, Law Office of Cori-Lynn S. Webber LLC, Windsor
David J. Weil, Nuzzo & Roberts LLC, Cheshire
Elizabeth B. Zaccardi, Board Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist, Law Offices of Cynthia A. Jaworski, Rocky Hill
The Honorable John A. Mastropietro, Chair, State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission
The Honorable Christine L. Engel, Workers' Compensation Commissioner
The Honorable David W. Schoolcraft, Workers' Compensation Commissioner
Michael J. Finn, Board Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist, Montstream and May LLP, Glastonbury
Barry Sloan Moller, Cramer and Anderson LLP, Litchfield
Mark Papuga, Vocational Coordinator, Easter Seals Greater Hartford Rehabilitation Center, Hartford
Rosalind Schuster, MS, Director of Vocational Services, Easter Seals Greater Hartford Rehabilitation Center, Hartford
Who Should Purchase
Practitioners looking to assess available resources to assist claimants in finding employment. Legal issues are geared toward those with some experience in the field who may be evaluating whether to try or settle claims with long-term total disability elements. Beginner practitioners may also get a glimpse at what such cases entail.