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Mediating and Settling Workers' Compensation and Third Party Cases: Liens, Credits, and Different Interests

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1000 Broadway
Suite 480
Oakland CA, 94607
Registration Closes:
Workers' Compensation Liens and Credits often bedevil attorneys trying to settle personal injury or employment civil suits. Mediators with experience in workers' compensation and civil cases explain how to reach global settlements in what often is a multiple party sided deal with different interests (stated or unstated) at stake.

This program will include a very brief review of the basic elements of a workers' comp claim and types of settlements of them: Compromise and Release, Stipulated Awards with future medical treatment, Third Party Compromise and Release.

What are the different interests and principles at stake?

  • Workers' Comp liens
  • Workers' Comp credits
  • Comparative fault involving employers
  • Workers' net recovery, future medical coverage, and right to reopen
  • Liens with the workers' compensation case by medical providers and others
  • Medicare's interest and MSA's
  • Attorney's fees including the Common Fund doctrine
  • Please join the ADR and Trial Practice Sections for this brown bag event

Steven Siemers
6/20/2013 12:00 AM
Steven Siemers is a mediator and arbitrator in worker's compensation cases throughout California. He is also the Director of ADR Programs for Workers' Comp Solutions, LLC, a collectively bargained workers' compensation program administrator. Mr. Siemers practiced workers' compensation law as an applicant's attorney for 14 years in both Northern and outhern California, as a specialist in the field, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He sat as a Workers' Compensation Judge in San Francisco and Oakland for 5 years.
George Mason
6/20/2013 12:00 AM
George Mason is a Mediator and former Presiding Workers' Compensation Judge in Oakland
Robert Gilmour Heywood
6/20/2013 12:00 AM
Robert Heywood serves as a mediator, arbitrator, discovery referee, special master and consultant in workers' compensation, personal injury, disability retirement, insurance coverage, & employment-related matters including FEHA/ADA cases. He is a certified specialist in workers' compensation and a past member of the Workers' Compensation Law Advisory Commission of the State Bar of California. Mr. Heywood is a graduate of Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, & Santa Clara University Law School, where he served as a law review editor. He has taught at Santa Clara University, Hastings College of the Law, University of San Francisco Law School, Stanford Law School, and the California Center for Judicial Education & Research.
Event Cost:
MCLE-Plus Members
ADR Section
Trial Practice Section
ACBA Members
1.5 hr(s)