Accident Benefits Seminar - WTF-Where's the Funding
Please note that this event is sold out and registration has closed.
Date: Wednesday February 29th, 2012
The Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael's Hospital - Auditorium
30 Bond Street
M5B 1W8, Canada
Please note this seminar has accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada
Total CPD = 2.5 Substantive Hours + 0.5 Professionalism Hours for experienced members
8:30am - 9:00am - BREAKFAST
9:00am - 9:10am - Introduction - Renée Vinett, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP
9:10am - 9:25am
MINOR INJURY GUIDELINE- Jamie Pollack, Laxton Glass LLP
Who's in? Who's out?
Definition of "Predominately".
Accepted Criteria by insurance companies to move insured out of the Minor Injury Guideline.
9:25am - 9:40am
ATTENDANT CARE- SPEAKER Wanda Rumsam, Allstate
Qualifying family members to provide compensable Attendant Care.
How to prove economic loss.
Examples of what is considered to be an economic loss.
9:40am - 9:55am
TREATMENT MANAGEMENT- SPEAKER: Carrie Brousseau, Source Rehab
The use of occupational therapist as case manager in non-catastrophic serious claims
Managing rehab facility treatment plans and request for assessments - Protecting the client's limited medical and rehabilitation funding
9:55am - 10:10am
ACCESSING FUNDING FOR MEDICAL REHABILITATION BENEFITS: SPEAKER: Jim Howie, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP
Dispute Resolution process (FSCO)- Consent Fail
Other means to secure treatment funding
Requesting Advance payments from Defence Counsel
Tort Litigation Loans
10:10am - 10:40am
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS: FUNDING THROUGH LITIGATION OR DISPUTE RESOLUTION- Adam Wagman, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP - Plaintiff's Perspective; Eric Grossman, Zarek Taylor Grossman Hanrahan LLP - Defendant's Perspective
Professionalism in accident benefit's Litigation and Dispute Resolution;
How to advocate forcefully for your client while maintaining professional courtesy and civility;
Presenting your client's case at FSCO with candour, fairness, courtesy and respect;
Accident Benefits in compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Break: 10:40am - 11:00am
11:00am - 12:00pm. Panel Discussion & Question and Answer
Carrie Brousseau, Source Rehab
Eric Grossman, Zarek Taylor Grossman Hanrahan LLP
Jim Howie, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP
Jamie Pollack, Laxton Glass LLP
Wanda Rumsam, Allstate Insurance
Kadey Schultz, Hughes Amys
Adam Wagman, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP
All money raised from this event will be donated to the St. Michael's Hospital Head Injury Clinic