Thursday, March 12, 2015

Upcoming PDI CLE: Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar - March 20, 2015 in Camp Hill, PA


proudly presents
Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar
March 20, 2015
Radisson Hotel & Convention Center, Camp Hill, PA
(See additional videoconference locations in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie and Scranton
on our website at
8:30 - 8:50 AM Registration
8:50 – 9:00 AM Introduction
Neil T. Dombrowski, Esquire
The Dombrowski Group, P.C.

9:00 – 9:30 AM State of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation: One Hundred Year
Anniversary and First Anniversary of WCAIS Implementation

Stephen J. Fireoved
Director, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

9:30 – 10:10 AM Case Law and Legislative Review
Jane A. Lombard, Esquire
Swartz Campbell LLC

10:10 – 10:30 AM Phoenixville Hospital Decision: Its Impact on Earning Power
Assessments Under Section 306 (b)
Michael J. Smychynsky, C.R.C.
Michael J. Smychynsky Consulting LLC

Jane A. Lombard, Esquire

10:30 – 10:40 AM Break

10:40 – 11:40 AM Effective Techniques in Mediating a Workers’ Compensation
Claim From All The Parties’ Perspective
Honorable Jeffrey S. Russell

Mary Kugler, Sr. Workers’ Compensation Adjuster
Erie Insurance Group

Lawrence F. Barone, Esquire
Freeburn & Hamilton
Neil T. Dombrowski, Esquire

11:40 – 12:10 PM Guide to Effective WCAIS Use
Honorable Jeffrey S. Russell

12:10 – 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 PM Understanding Pain Management and Medications
Gregory H. Pharo, D.O.
Stephen F. Moore, Esquire
Peters & Wasilefski

1:30 – 2:00 PM Utilization Reviews: A Multi-Perspective of Employers’ Burden and
Guide to the UR Process
Honorable David R. Weyl
Garrett W. Brindle, Esquire
The Dombrowski Group, P.C.

2:00 – 2:30 PM Subrogation: Maximizing Employer’s Interests in Subrogation
Return and Navigating Other Liens in the Workers’
Compensation Case

Stephen F. Moore, Esquire

2:30 – 3:30 PM Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud: Effective Referrals,
Understanding the Statutory Requirements and Recent
Prosecution Results

Robert A. Labar, Esquire
Senior Deputy Attorney General
Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
Five Substantive and One Ethics CLE Credits
Cost (including lunch):
Lawyers: $180
Insurance company claim representatives: FREE
All others: $50
There are several ways to register:
Complete this registration form and mail it with a check payable to "PDI" to the address below
E-mail, call or fax your registration and pay with check or cash at the door
Complete the registration form on PDI’s website ( and use the PayPal option to pay
E-mail address: _________________________________________________
Pennsylvania Defense Institute
P.O. Box 697, Camp Hill, PA 17001-069800-734-0737/800-734-0732
Note: Neither Daniel E. Cummins nor Tort Talk is involved in the above event.  Rather, the event is listed here at the request of the PDI simply for advertising purposes.

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