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How to Excel as an Expert Witness in Workers' Compensation Cases: Special Techniques


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Learn how to far more effectively deal with the subtle nuances and hidden pitfalls in workers’ compensation cases including: causation, impairment, disability, restrictions and limitations, necessity of medical care, permanency and return to work. Taught by the Honorable Kirsten Tate, a distinguished workers’ compensation administrative law judge and Steve Babitsky, Esq., a successful workers’ compensation claimant’s attorney and thought leader in expert witness issues. How to Excel as an Expert Witness in Workers’ Compensation Cases: Special Techniques is appropriate for medical experts who are both treaters and IME providers (i.e. both claimant and defense). 

4 DVD Set, 7 hours of instruction + 82 page written manual, $595


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Disc One: 

  • Workers’ compensation overview
  • Issues on which medical experts testify in workers’ compensation cases
  • What workers’ compensation judges are looking for from medical experts
  • How your credibility can be challenged
  • What judges use to determine credibility of medical experts and their testimony: bias, opinion, history, over-treating
  • Case studies 

Disc Two: 

  • Causation: forming defensible opinions and defending them while testifying
  • Understanding: the causation standard, mechanism of injury, use of literature, pre-existing conditions, co-morbid conditions, diagnostic test results, and timelines
  • Case studies 

Disc Three: 

  • Causation: forming defensible opinions and defending these while testifying (continued)
  • Impairment: ten biggest mistakes medical experts make when forming and testifying about their opinions on impairment
  • Disability and work restrictions: forming defensible opinions and defending them when testifying
  • Ten biggest mistakes medical experts make when testifying on work restrictions
  • Examples and case studies 

Disc Four: 

  • Independent medical evaluations: forming defensible opinions and defending these while testifying
  • Exercises and case studies
  • Medical necessity: how to deal with this issue effectively
  • Use of guidelines
  • Writing and defending the excellent expert witness report in workers’ compensation cases
  • Marketing your medical expert witness practice
  • Niches
  • 24/7 marketing 


“Excellent presentation and interactive.”


“Great examples in what not to say and say while testifying.”

“[Learned] from the judge what she sees from (my) report.”

“Great job by both Judge Tate and Steve B.”



tate-kirsten-cmyk.jpgThe Honorable Kirsten Tate is a workers’ compensation judge, office of administrative hearings in St. Paul, Minnesota. Judge Tate was a workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney for 10 years before assuming the bench. She received her BA and JD from Hamline University and Hamline Law School. Judge Tate teaches continuing education courses on workers’ compensation and mentors at risk teens at the Minnesota Teen Challenge Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program.


babitsky-larger-circle.jpgSteven Babitsky, Esq. is the President of SEAK, Inc. – The Expert Witness Training Company. He was a workers’ compensation trial attorney for twenty years and is the former managing partner of the firm Kistin, Babitsky, Latimer & Beitman. He is the founder of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, the co-founder of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and the creator of the AMA Guides Newsletter. Mr. Babitsky is the co-author of the texts Writing and Defending Your IME Report: The Comprehensive Guide, Understanding the AMA Guides in Workers’ Compensation, Litigating Stress Cases in Workers’ Compensation, How to Be a Successful Expert Witness:  SEAK's A-Z Guide to Expert Witnessing and How to Be an Effective Expert Witness at Deposition and Trial: The SEAK Guide to Testifying as an Expert Witness.

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