Workers’ Compensation appears straightforward but presents many nuances when applied to specific cases. Students will progress to learn how to become a workers’ advocate for injured workers before the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and learn advocacy skills to apply when representing injured workers, including making the vital connection between employment and the workplace injury. Additionally, the institute will address the:
- Latest changes to Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation
- Rights and obligations of workers and employers
- Filing of claims and benefits available
- Changes in hearing procedures in light of COVID-19
Advanced Workers’ Compensation is a five-week online blended institute, providing self-paced learning activities with live virtual classroom interaction. Each week on the online platform, you will access the corresponding “module” a unit that focuses on a specific topic for the week. Within the module are a series of readings, videos, activities, discussion topics, and quizzes for you to complete at a time that works best for you. The live virtual classroom sessions include presentations, a Q&A with Wisconsin Workers Compensation attorneys, and a mock hearing to practice worker advocacy skills. There will be three planned live sessions: October 8, October 22, and November 5, all from 4 – 5:30 pm central time. Details of these sessions could change but these will be the only live sessions for the course.
When: Mon, Oct 5 – Sun, Nov 8
Institute Format: A five-week institute that blends self-paced learning with virtual classroom activities and discussion
Register by: Fri, Oct 2
The Blended Institute is an online institute that blends self-paced learning activities with live virtual classroom discussion.