Bryan Ramos, James Timmons, Adriana Sola Capifali and Julia Lindsey participated in the annual Advanced Workers’ Compensation Institute in St. Simons Island, Georgia. The Institute’s meetings were held from October 2 through October 4. During this time, one topic discussed was the use and implementation of the Integrated Claims Management System (ICMS) at the State Board. Essentially, this computer based system is the State Board’s “online” or electronic filing system. The State Board is attempting to become “paperless” and produce “real time” results. Other topics covered included Professionalism, Recent Appellate Division Decisions, Chronic Pain Management, Legislative Changes, Discovery, and the Future of Workers’ Compensation in Georgia. “The topics discussed are very timely and useful to the everyday practice of workers’ compensation,” said J.J. Timmons.
Ramos & Law attorneys annually attend the Institute. According to Bryan Ramos, “[t]he Committee did a fine job at organizing the seminars and I understand that the Institute raised a substantial amount of money for the Kids’ Chance Foundation, which benefits the children of catastrophically injured workers.”