* Draft and file applications, appeals, bills, letters, affidavits, and motions with Industrial Accident Board (IAB) or
Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC).
* Review IAB/BWC files to obtain all information concerning claim.
* Work with client/employer's actuaries in exercising cost control measures.
* Correspond with client, physicians and employers about hearing dates, status of claim(s), and so forth.
* Monitor utilization review practices.
* Research claim options; research third-party actions.
* As necessary and appropriate, conduct medical research.
* Review procedures for taking case into litigation.
* Interpret disability schedules and medical treatment parameters.
* Obtain, review, and maintain information about various legislative and administrative law changes.
* Perform legal research and assess case law parallels within workers' compensation that have to do with similar injuries
* Investigate claims and interview claimant co-workers and/or witnesses.
* Obtain, review, and analyze claimant's medical records.
* Calculate average weekly wages and benefits.
* Pursuant to local, state, or federal authority, attend administrative hearings.
* If appropriate, coordinate arrangements for independent medical examination.
* Coordinate information and communications among client/employer, physician, insurance adjusters, rehabilitation
specialists and expert witnesses.
Note - Some of the information contained in the Litigation and Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice/Product Liability sections
of this publication also includes work performed in the Workers Compensation specialty area.