This week-long workshop will explore the impact of occupational disease, legal test and medical standards for causation, legal principles used in appeals and the significance of apportionment. Participants will examine different types of studies, how data is analyzed and what to look for when assessing a study. They will review toxicology and its significance and how to examine an expert witness. The Industrial Disease Panel and adjudication process are reviewed along with risk factors, diagnostic testing and causal links for occupational diseases using WSIA policies and WSIAT decisions. This course has limited seating so book early to secure a spot.
In this week-long course participants will examine medical testing and interpret medical information found in claim files. They will learn medical terminology and human anatomy with attention to the different organ systems, specific injuries involving the back, bone, MSI and disorders such as chronic pain and fibromyalgia. Mental stress will be examined along with WSIB policies relating to traumatic stress, psychotraumatic disability and behavioural disorders. The course also covers WSIB policies, medical specialists, diagnostic tests, awards and how they are calculated and when and how a re-determination occurs.