The objective of this course is to impart fundamental knowledge requirements for developing the necessary analytical skills enabling recognition of workers' compensation issues and defenses; applying applicable compensation law; and procedurally navigating the litigation claims process and adjudicatory system. Students will learn the policy reasons for and the historical evolvement of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation system, and the tenets and theory of the law. Students will analyze factual scenarios using the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, administrative rules, and relevant case law. The course will take a close look at various procedural and practical aspects of the system - from the filing of an initial claim to the final decision rendered. Some classes will incorporate guest speakers, including attorneys currently practicing in this area, state regulators, and judicial officers.
|T 5:30-7:20 PM||Klein 7A|
No Registration Restrictions.