CPWC4 IND – Workers’ Compensation Injuries and Exclusive Remedy



Module 4- Workers’ Compensation Injuries and Exclusive Remedy

In this 4th module – Workers’ Compensation Injuries and Exclusive Remedy, we will begin to analyze a potential claim by looking at the different mechanisms of injury under Workers Compensation and the determining if the types of injuries claimed may entitle an injured worker to claim damages beyond normal Workers Compensation benefits. Practically, this will provide skills which will allow you to identify potentially responsible parties and various legal actions to best protect the insurers and employer’s interests.

CPWC (Claims Practitioner in Workers’ Compensation) is a 24 module certification program developed to meet the needs of emerging claims practitioners. This program offers comprehensive training in foundation principles required to become a certified California WC Claims Adjuster and provides the required 120 classroom hours. Presented at a practical desk level, this curriculum includes learning tools such as case studies and soft skills along with technical information.  Components of the CPWC will also help fulfill certification requirements for California WC Medical Review or Medical Only adjusters.

Lecture Topics Covered:

  1. Theories and mechanisms of industrial injury
    1. Specific Injury
    2. Cumulative Trauma Injuries
    3. Occupational Disease Injuries
    4. Industrial Aggravation of Pre-existing Condition
    5. New and Further Disability
    6. Presumptive Injuries
    7. Inoculations/Blood Borne Diseases
    8. Compensable Consequence Injuries
  2. Exclusive Remedy
  3. Serious and Willful Misconduct
    1. Employer
    2. Employee
  4. Exclusive Remedy Exceptions

Who should attend.

  • Indemnity Workers’ Compensation Claims Adjusters
  • Medical Bill Review Adjustors
  • Medical Only Claims Adjustors
  • TPA / Self Insured Claims Personnel
  • Safety and Risk Management Professionals
  • Agent/Broker Workers’ Compensation Claims Staff

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