WCCP 20 – Advanced Topics In California Workers’ Compensation



Learn the most effective ways to handle claims involving multiple employers. Coach your team on how to avoid behaviors that could constitute bad faith or serious and willful misconduct. You will understand an injured employee’s right of action against an employer for discrimination under the California Labor Code.

Key Takeaways:

  • Multiple employment situations and self employment: types of problems that can result from multiple employment situations, concurrent employment, joint employment, controversies arising out of issued workers’ compensation insurance policies
  • Commutation of awards: the general standard for permitting commutation of awards
  • Why the Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund (SIBTF) is needed, criteria for receiving SIBTF benefits
  • Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund and Self-Insurers’ Security Fund: description of the Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund (UEBTF) and the Self-Insurers’ Security Fund (SISF)
  • California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) including purpose, funding, and claims operations
  • Penalties for bad faith actions and serious and willful misconduct: penalties for bad-faith actions or tactics under LC 5813; penalties under LC 4553 for an employer’s and employee’s serious and willful misconduct
  • Claims for discrimination against injured employees: discrimination under LC 132A, the business realities defense, penalties for violation of LC 132a.
  • Carve-outs and alternative dispute resolution
  • Benefits for public safety employees and school district employees: the special benefits that eligible public safety and school district employees are entitled to receive after sustaining an industrial injury, and how these benefits apply

Who should attend:

  • Workers’ compensation claims adjusters
  • Medical only claims adjusters
  • TPA / Self -insured claims personnel
  • Agent/Broker workers’ compensation claims staff
  • Legal professionals and staff

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