Injury in the workplace sets in motion many legal and non-legal issues. A worker’s compensation paralegal can be an integral part of the representative process for the injured party, and for the employer. This course includes federal worker’s compensation, tort law in compensation, employer considerations, employee considerations, types of injuries, benefits under worker’s compensation, the Workers’ Comp system, Workers’ Comp Insurance, appealing a compensation award, and medical utilization issues.
This certificate is comprised of 3 required courses, and one Elective:
- Worker's Compensation Law
- Employment Law
- Administrative Law
- Elective (please choose one):
- Legal Ethics
- Laws of Evidence
- Advanced Legal Research
Graduates of the Duke Paralegal Certificate Program and Duke Paralegal Online Certificate Program are eligible to receive a $800 discount on each specialist certificate course. To take advantage of this discount, please register by calling the Duke Continuing Studies Registration Office at 1-866-338-3853.
Tuition must be paid in full before a student can start the program. Books are purchased separately and range between $45 and $160 per book. When registration is complete, the student will receive an email containing a username and password to the program's website, information on purchasing textbooks, and instructor and support contact information.
A degree or certificate in paralegal studies is required OR a bachelor's or associate's degree in any field AND a minimum of three years work experience as a paralegal under the direct supervision of an attorney.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Paralegal Specialist Certificate : Elective Courses