Reinisch Wilson Weier PC Workers' Compensation Defense and Employment Law

2019 Washington Claims School





Held September 19, 2019, at the Kruse Oaks Conference Center, Lake Oswego.

Our annual seminar will include a full-day of timely presentations by our attorneys and guests.

If you attended the Oregon Claims School, you’ll recognize our new format — four sessions are a quick 30 minute overview for a half a credit each. Together with the four hour-long sessions, you’ll still earn 6 APPROVED credits.

The Kruse Oaks Conference Center is located at 5300 Meadows Road, Lake Oswego, 97035, approximately 3 signals east of the 1-5/Hwy 2177 interchange.

Please register on our website to secure your spot! Registration is still just $59 per person, which includes a full-day of education – 6 APPROVED CE credits, industry experts, lunch, program materials and hosted social.

7:00 to 8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 to 4:00 PM Education Seminars

Session Topics 

New Washington Department of Labor and Industries Rules and Templates: A Panel Discussion with Kelli Zimmerman
A discussion of the new rule changes with a Department expert. Attorneys will go over the old rules versus new, and then present hypothetical examples for further discussion. (1 credit)

Mediation and Settlements: Legal Perspectives from Both Sides
One of our seasoned Washington partners and an accomplished attorney for workers together will be discussing each side’s perspectives for mediation and settlement. (1 credit)

The Intersection of Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law
A walk through a workers’ compensation claim from filing to vocational retraining/termination and compare/contrast the employment laws impacted by the various requirements of the workers’ compensation process. (1 credit)

The Low Back: Addressing Causation and Appropriate Treatment
Claims resulting from low back-related injuries are some of the more difficult to medically diagnose and assess causality for comprehensibility. Attendees will participate in case scenarios. (1 credit)

Do We Need to Disclose That?
A plaintiff’s counsel will request many different documents: what is protected, what is discoverable? These and other details are discussed by attorneys who together have over 50 years litigation experience. (0.5 credit)

The Intersection of Worker’s Compensation, WISHA & Audits
Before claims administrators or employer representatives even receive a claim, an employer/client may already be in an audit of past claims and safety violations in an effort to improve insurance ratings. We’re offering a big picture before-and-after view. (0.5 credit)

Recovering Workers’ Compensation Overpayments through Wage Garnishment
Liens and wage garnishments are tools employers can use to recover workers’ compensation overpayments. A detailed course outline maps out the necessary steps. (0.5 credit)

The Settlement (Hit) Numbers: Finding the right value
Our hypothetical injury scenario featuring an injured drummer and employer seeking a global settlement leads to seven legal concepts to finding a settlement valuation, introduced by a number of “hits” that illustrate the concept. (0.5 credit)

4:00 PM Hosted Social held at the Kruse Oaks Conference Room immediately after the session.




We are dedicated to providing top-quality training and education for the Oregon workers’ compensation community, keeping you up-to-date on issues and providing continuing education credits. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Scott Wolff at

CANCELLATIONS: We will gladly refund registrations up to two weeks before the event for requests in writing. No refunds will be given 14 days or less before the seminar.


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