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Workers' Compensation

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length:
Approximately 17 hours of structured independent study.
Dates:
May 2004 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the employment relationship as the basic element of workers' compensation; determine which persons qualify for workers' compensation benefits; and discuss how certain types of employees (such as domestics and farm workers) are treated under various state statutes.

Instruction:

Major topics are: employer and employee; multiple employers; company executives as employees; special types of employment. In addition to the AEI produced textbook, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims. A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Insurance Law, or Business Law or Introduction to Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 411 and 412 constitute 2 semester hours in Employment in Workers' Compensation. NOTE: Courses 410, 411, and 412 constitute 3 semester hours in Workers' Compensation.

Location:
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length:
Approximately 18 hours of structured independent study.
Dates:
May 2004 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss federal workers' compensation statutes; determine the applicability of federal laws pertaining to workers' compensation; discuss how federal statutes interact with state laws and with other federal laws; and predict whether a claimant who has a federal remedy might be entitled to additional state recovery.

Instruction:

Major topics are: Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act; Jones Act; Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act; Black Lung Benefits Act. In addition to the AEI produced textbook, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims. A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Insurance Law, or Business Law or Introduction to Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation).

Location:
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length:
Approximately 15 hours of structured independent study.
Dates:
May 2004 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the concept of workers' compensation; discuss the application of workers' compensation; and identify those claims that are subject to the exclusive remedy of workers' compensation.

Instruction:

Major topics are: employers' liability at common law and by statute; workers' compensation statutes; types of acts and security; exclusive remedy; extraterritorial effect. In addition to the AEI produced textbook, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims. A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Insurance Law, or Business Law, or Introduction to Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 410, 411, and 412 constitute 3 semester hours in Workers' Compensation. NOTE: Courses 410, 413, and 416 constitute 3 semester hours in Workers' Compensation or Workers' Compensation Practices and Procedures.

Location:
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length:

Approximately 16 hours of structured independent study.

Dates:
May 2004 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to explain how workers' compensations claims are handled from investigation through appeals and explain and apply the elements of claim investigation, settlement, negotiation and hearing procedures.

Instruction:

Major topics are: investigation; defense; third party actions; reserves; settlement; hearings and appeals. In addition to the AEI produced textbook, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims. A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Insurance Law, Business Law or Introduction to Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 410, 413, and 416 constitute 3 semester hours in Workers' Compensation or Workers' Compensation Practices and Procedures.

Location:
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length:
Approximately 20 hours of structured independent study.
Dates:
May 2004 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss when an injury or accident arises out of and in the course of employment and assess the compensability of a claim under workers' compensation law.

Instruction:

Major topics are: injuries; work relations. In addition to the AEI produced textbook, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims. A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Insurance Law, or Business Law or Introduction to Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 410, 411, and 412 constitute 3 semester hours in Workers' Compensation. NOTE: Courses 411 and 412 constitute 2 semester hours in Employment in Workers' Compensation.

Location:
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length:
Approximately 15 hours of structured independent study.
Dates:
May 2004 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to explain the terms and conditions of the Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Policy.

Instruction:

Major topics are: information page; general section; insuring agreements; employers' liability insurance; endorsements. In addition to the AEI produced textbook, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims. A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Insurance Law, or Business Law or Introduction to Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 413 and 415 constitute 2 semester hours in Workers' Compensation Benefits.

Location:
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length:
Approximately 18 hours of structured independent study.
Dates:
May 2004 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain how workers' compensation benefits are computed; discuss how benefits are computed with reference to a particular workers' compensation statute; and assess the amount of workers' compensation benefits.

Instruction:

Major topics are: medical benefits; disability benefits; death benefits; second injury funds; rehabilitation. In addition to the AEI produced textbook, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims. A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR  in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Insurance Law, or Business Law or Introduction to Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 413 and 415 constitute 2 semester hours in Workers' Compensation Benefits. NOTE: Courses 410, 413, and 416 constitute 3 semester hours in Workers' Compensation or Workers' Compensation Practices and Procedures.

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