This course provides a comprehensive overview of Tennessee Workers' Compensation law, outlining the Tennessee Workers' Compensation claims handling standards, legal process and the benefits provided for by the system.
The Tennessee Workers' Compensation system has undergone major changes in the past few years, and you will learn the law as it applies to new claims of injury, with legislative changes and current case law. You will be made aware of defenses available to Tennessee employers and insurance carriers, as well as the current state of "hot" issues in Tennessee Workers' Compensation law.
By taking this course, you will learn the ins and outs of how insurance companies operate in Tennessee. The course is delivered via self-paced, online modules and an end-of-course exam, as described below.
- Tennessee Workers' Compensation Insurance System Overview
This module covers the technical aspects of insurance in Tennessee including how insurance underwriters determine the premium employers pay and what factors drive up the cost of a workers' compensation insurance policy.
- Tennessee Workers' Compensation Legal System Overview
This module provides an overview of the workers' compensation system in Tennessee, presents the basic terminology regularly used in workers' compensation cases, and explains "who's who" in a typical claim. This module also discusses what makes an injury compensable, impairment ratings and how they work, and the benefits system under the Workers' Compensation System, including death benefits and penalties for wrongful denial of benefits.
- Tennessee Workers' Compensation Key Aspects
This module presents the claims procedure for employers and the workers' compensation carrier when an employee is injured. It further discusses compensability determinations and payment of benefits, including a very useful timeline for payments to injured employees, calculation of those benefits, and termination procedures. Finally, this module addresses coverage issues, specifically the requirements to have workers' compensation insurance.
- Tennessee Workers' Compensation Affirmative Defenses for Employers and Idiopathic Injuries
Workers' Compensation Insurance was created to insure that liability for certain injuries at the workplace be placed with the individual or entity that is in the best position to prevent such injuries in the first place. With this in mind, employers will sometimes take the affirmative position that the injury is not one that was intended to be covered by Workers' Compensation.
This module covers employee's willful misconduct, intentional self-inflicted injuries, willful failure to use safety precautions, intoxication, and statute of limitation defenses. Also discussed, are the factors used in determining whether a fall at the workplace is compensable. Case law examples are used to show different factors and applications used to help characterize a fall as compensable or non-compensable.
- Tennessee Workers' Compensation and the Medical Impairment Rating (MIR) Registry Program
The purpose of the MIR Registry is to establish a resource to resolve disputes about the degree of medical impairment ratings. This module gives an overview of the Registry, the layout for the typical process for obtaining a MIR, a discussion on the MIR report, and an in depth discussion of the evaluation process.
- Tennessee Workers' Compensation Legal Update
This live or recorded Webinar provides updated information on recent Tennessee Supreme Court - Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel, and Tennessee Supreme Court significant Workers' Compensation decisions as well as legislative changes.
One exam is included in the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Series. It consists of 50 questions with a 90 minute time period. You must first take the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Series training modules before taking this exam. You will have one attempt to pass this exam. The pass mark is 70%.
You will receive six months of unlimited access to this package. Upon placing your order, you will receive an email with instructions to access your online training. You may begin immediately!
Note: This course may be taken independently for professional development or in conjunction with other courses to earn the Workers Compensation Specialist (WCS) designation. Click on the hyperlinked item for a full description of the designation.