Legalwise: Workers’ Compensation: Assessments, Elections and Updates

Date: Thursday 7 September 2017
Time: 9.00am to 1.15pm
Venue: Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill Street, Perth

Attend and earn 4 CPD points including:
2 points in Competency Area 2: Professional Skills
2 points in Competency Area 4: Substantive Law

You need the tools for a well-rounded workers’ compensation practice and we’ve tossed them all into a comprehensive toolkit ready and waiting for you. The latest updates. The technical practice and procedure. The medical perspective. From assessments to the election process to case updates to insights from a renowned occupational physician, we’ve got it all covered in this can’t miss program.

Chair: Stephen Williams, Partner, Insurance & Risk, Employment & Workplace Safety, Kott Gunning

Assessment of the Workers’ Weekly Compensation Rate

  • Earnings considered
  • Award workers
  • Part-time workers
  • Concurrent contracts

Presented by Neil Morrissey, Barrister, Albert Wolff Chambers


Competency Area 2: Professional Skills
An Overview of the Assessment of Permanent Impairment for Common Law

  • The evaluation of permanent impairment including recent changes in the WorkCover guidelines
  • Errors in AMS assessments
  • When you should request an assessment and from whom
  • What the AMS needs from you
  • Review of your AMS Assessments

Presented by Dr Alan Home, Occupational Physician, Health People Legal

Competency Area 2: Professional Skills
Moving from Statutory Regime to Common Law: The Election Process

  • Termination day: when to request an assessment of WPI
  • Conferral: When and what is required?
  • How do I elect to retain my right to seek damages?
  • My election has been registered, now what?

Presented by Adam Nolan, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers

Workers’ Compensation Update
Analyse the most important workers’ compensation and WorkCover decisions and developments in the area and how they will impact your practice.

Presented by Brian Nugawela, Barrister, Sir Clifford Grant Chambers

For more information and to register please visit the Workers’ Compensation: Assessments, Elections and Updates event page.