APTLA DAMAGES, DAMAGES, DAMAGES WEBINAR SERIES

VRA PROGRAM SUBSET


As part of a cooperative agreement with Vocational Rehabilitation Association, APTLA has opened its Damages, Damages, Damages Webinar Series to VRA's Members. VRA Members are welcome to attend as much of our webinar series as they wish, but the following will be of particular interest:
 

GETTING PAID FOR NOT DOING HOUSEHOLD CHORES: LOSS OF VALUABLE SERVICES
& THE NOT SO HIDDEN COST OF CARING FOR INJURIES: CALCULATING FUTURE CARE COSTS
Tuesday, June 23rd @ Noon

While getting paid for not doing household chores sounds pretty sweet, the reality is that clients are only entitled to compensation for loss of valuable services when their injuries prevent them from doing things around the home. What chores and other services are compensable? Does it matter whether the client was actually doing the chores? How do you prove the loss? What expert is required? What evidence? Can you use Statistics Canada data as evidence? How do you calculate the loss? We’ve brought together a trial lawyer, a rehab specialist, an occupational therapist and an actuary to answer these questions and many more.

Despite our free public health care system, we know that our injured clients can face enormous health care costs when the goal is truly putting the victim back to where they would have been had the injury not occurred. In some cases, cost of future care can run into the millions of dollars where the client needs assistance with even their basic personal needs.  But which costs are compensable? Is the client entitled to the best care available? Must the client rely on publicly available programs? How do we prove the damages? Once again we have assembled our panel of experts to address these questions. You’ll learn everything you wanted to know about proving cost of future care and then some.

David Gauthier, Gauthier & Associates
Sean FitzGerald, CLCP, CVRP(D), CCVE(D), ICVE; Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments
Ruth Duggan, MScOT, Reg. NB, NS, PEI; Partner, Cornerstone Occupational Therapy Consultants
Kelley McKeating, FSA, FCIA; McKeating Actuarial Services

 

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU CAN’T DO EVERYTHING: THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE AND WHY OF VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS
Friday, June 26th @ Noon

Your client now has limitations. It’s your job to prove how those limitations impact your client’s ability to work and earn a living. The vocational rehabilitation assessment is an essential ingredient of your client’s loss of income or diminished earning capacity claim and you need to understand everything there is to know about it. Luckily we have arranged for one of Atlantic Canada’s best known vocational rehab specialists to provide an in-depth look at vocational rehab assessments. You’ll learn the qualifications to look for in an expert, what the assessment should involve when to conduct the assessment, where the assessment should be conducted and how the assessment can be used to support your client’s claim.

Sean FitzGerald, CLCP, CVRP(D), CCVE(D), ICVE; Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

WHO CAN REGISTER?  APTLA'S CONFERENCE is open to APTLA Members and Non-Members, lawyers and non-lawyers. We are offering the APTLA Member rate to VRA Members for these segments:

MEMBER REGISTRATION - Both Segments Above = 2.5 Hours of MCPD Credits
$130.00 + HST - Member Rate

MEMBER REGISTRATION - All Segments (see main Damages Conference page)  = 11 Hours of MCPD Credits
$399.00 + HST - Member Rate

Conference Registration includes access to all live and recorded webinars, and conference materials (online and via a USB). Those wishing to sign-up for individual segments should contact the APTLA Office for pricing and registration. Individual Segments are between $65-$100 + HST/fees each for Members; and $80-$125 for Non-Members. There is a significant discount for registering for the entire program, and the flexibility to take or watch the webinars whenever you want.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT:

To register for the VRA PROGRAM SUBSET - please CLICK HERE. The office will send you an online invoice and log-on information.
To register for the full Damages Program, please visit the main Damages webinar page.

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

McKellar Structured Settlements    •    AssessMed     •    Grant Thornton

Kodsi Engineering    •    Matson Driscoll & Damico

McKeating Actuarial Services    •    Bridgepoint Financial    •    RSM Canada   

Foster & Company    •    Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments

THANKS FOR STICKING WITH APTLA & OUR MEMBERS THROUGH THESE TURBULENT TIMES!
 

CANCELLATIONS & CUT OFFSConference registration cancellations must be received in writing to the office on or before Monday, June 1st, 2020.