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Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By:  Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:    The Honorable Andrea L. McCormick Christopher A. DiMeo, Esquire Jeffrey S. Gross, Esquire

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Page 1: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

Workers’ Compensation

JeopardyMaking Workers’

Compensation Fun!

Hosted By:  Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., EsquireDistinguished Advisors:    The Honorable Andrea L. McCormickChristopher A. DiMeo, EsquireJeffrey S. Gross, Esquire

Page 2: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

JeopardyTHAT’S A PENALTY

DEFENSES IT’S SO AGGRAVATING

ALWAYS HAVE A WITNESS

CELEBRITY SPECIFIC LOSSES

100 100 100 100 100

200 200 200 200 200

300 300 300 300 300

400 400 400 400 400

500 500 500 500 500

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THAT’S A PENALTYfor 100

This type of penalty is the only one that may be imposed against an employee. 

To Answer

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What is forfeiture of interest?

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This all‐powerful entity is the only legal authority that has the discretion to award or not award a penalty.

To Answer

THAT’S A PENALTYfor 200

Page 6: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

What is the Workers’ Compensation Judge?

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A penalty is appropriate only when one of these two actions appear in the record.

To Answer

THAT’S A PENALTYfor 300

Page 8: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

What is a violation of the Actor a regulation?

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Page 9: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

True of false

A 50% penalty is mandated in every case where a violation of the Act has taken place.

To Answer

THAT’S A PENALTYfor 400

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What is false?

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Page 11: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

An employee that fails to comply with an Order awarding a penalty runs what additional risk?

To Answer

THAT’S A PENALTYfor 500

Page 12: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

What is up to an additional 50% penalty?

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Page 13: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

This defense requires a claimant to file a petition within 3 years of the injury or the claim is 

forever barred

To Answer

Defenses for 100

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What is Statute of Limitations?

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Page 15: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

This defense requires the Employer to prove the cause of the injury was as a result of the 

use of these substances.

To Answer

Defenses for 200

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What is the use of drugs or alcohol?

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Page 17: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

This defense is based upon a claimant’s refusal to comply with posted company policies.

To Answer

Defenses for 300

Page 18: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

What is violation of a positive work order?

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Page 19: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

True or False:An Employer can defend a claim when the 

employee was injured by another as a result of circumstances personal in nature.

To Answer

Defenses for 400

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What is TRUE?

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Page 21: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

A claim is barred based upon lack of notice ifclaimant does not report the injury 

within this number of days.

To Answer

Defenses for 500

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What is 120 days?

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Page 23: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

This pre‐existing cardiac condition, which is aggravated by exertion

can be compensable.

IT’S SO AGGRAVATING for 100

To Answer

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What is a heart attack?

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Page 25: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

An asthmatic employee who suffers a transient exposure to an irritant is not entitled to benefits 

if his condition returns to this level.

To Answer

IT’S SO AGGRAVATING for 200

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What is baseline?

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Page 27: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

True or false

A precipitating event is necessary to establish a new injury where the employee has a pre‐existing condition.

To Answer

IT’S SO AGGRAVATING for 300

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What is FALSE?

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Page 29: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

An employee is not entitled to benefits for a work‐related injury superimposed on a pre‐existingcondition where the causative event does not rise 

to this level for his condition.To Answer

IT’S SO AGGRAVATING for 400

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What is a substantial contributing factor?

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Page 31: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

This finding on examination would support a determination of an aggravation 

of a pre‐existing condition rather than a reoccurrence.

To Answer

IT’S SO AGGRAVATING for 500

Page 32: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

What is a material change in claimant’s condition? 

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Page 33: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

Fact witness testimony of a problem employee without documentary evidence of written warnings or disciplinary action 

is always helpful to your case. 

To Answer

ALWAYS HAVE A WITNESSfor 100

Page 34: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

What is false? 

Back to Jeopardy

Page 35: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

Employer’s testimony of a termination for cause may preclude this benefit 

from being awarded by a Workers’ Compensation Judge.

To Answer

ALWAYS HAVE A WITNESSfor 200

Page 36: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

What is wage loss benefits?

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Page 37: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

An employer’s testimony of a specific job rule is necessary to establish this difficult

affirmative defense.

To Answer

ALWAYS HAVE A WITNESSfor 300

Page 38: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

What is violation of a positive work order?

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Page 39: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

TRUE OR FALSEFact witness testimony that an injured worker utilized illegal 

substances prior to a work injury is alone sufficient to establish intoxication.

To Answer

ALWAYS HAVE A WITNESSfor 400

Page 40: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

What is false?

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Page 41: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

This type of meeting may be objectionableand may effect the admissibility of a treating 

physician’s testimony.

To Answer

ALWAYS HAVE A WITNESSfor 500

Page 42: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

What is a pre‐meet?

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Page 43: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

Fonzi would have been entitled to 100 weeks of benefits for 

the loss of use of this member

To Answer

CELEBRITY SPECIFIC LOSSESfor 100

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What is a thumb?

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Page 45: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

Captain Hook never filed a claim, but would have received 335 weeks for this specific loss

To Answer

CELEBRITY SPECIFIC LOSSESfor 200

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What is a hand?

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Page 47: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

Romeo lost his heart to Juliet and would have been entitled to ____ number 

of weeks for this specific loss

To Answer

CELEBRITY SPECIFIC LOSSESfor 300

DAILY DOUBLE!

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What is a ZERO?

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Page 49: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

Long John Silver searched for many years, but never received the 410 weeks of benefits

for this specific loss.

To Answer

CELEBRITY SPECIFIC LOSSESfor 400

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What is a leg?

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Page 51: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

The notorious Al Capone could have received up to 275 weeks of benefits for this unsightly specific loss.

To Answer

CELEBRITY SPECIFIC LOSSESfor 500

Page 52: Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy€¦ · Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Making Workers’ Compensation Fun! Hosted By: Edward R. Carpenter, Jr., Esquire Distinguished Advisors:

What is a facial scar? 

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