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Defending Workers' Compensation Claims

SKU:WC-1023227
Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar
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Description:

One of the fastest growing expenses facing employers today is workers' compensation costs. One of the most important factors in controlling workers' compensation costs is the identification of claims which should be denied and preparation to defend against such claims.

This webinar will assist professionals responsible in determining which claims should be defended and which claims should be denied. It will also provide a framework for developing the evidence necessary to defend a claim, preparation for the workers' compensation hearing and the conduct of the hearing.

This class will be beneficial to seasoned professionals as well as persons who are new to the workers' compensation arena.

AGENDA

Initial Claims Analysis

  • Initial Investigation and Information Gathering
  • Compensability of the Claim; Injury Arising out of and in the Course of Employment
  • Medical Treatment and Return to Work - When Good Claims Turn Bad
Developing Evidence for the Defense
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Surveillance
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
Preparation for the Hearing
  • Obtaining the Claimant's Medical Records
  • Written Discovery
  • Depositions
  • Witness Preparation
Conduct of the Hearing
  • Presentation of Medical Records
  • Claimant's Testimony
  • Use of Surveillance
  • Presentation of Vocational Evidence
About The Presenter

James M. Mesnard
  • Of counsel to the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Practice focuses on defending employers in contested workers’ compensation claims, defending workers’ compensation retaliation claims in civil actions and administrative proceedings, and defending employers in lawsuits filed under various federal employment discrimination statutes
  • Law clerk to the chief administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Labor where he helped prepare decisions on contested workers’ compensation claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
  • J.D. degree, University of Maryland School of Law


Cannot Attend The Live Presentation?

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Webcasts, audio conferences, and podcasts are presentations that you attend via the Internet, phone, or mobile device at a specified date and time for "live" versions, or at your convenience for "recorded" and "On-Demand" versions.

The live versions are interactive, meaning that participants can ask questions in real time, plus are a very cost-effective form of training because 1) you receive fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time; 2) you can invite as many colleagues as you'd like to listen in on a single phone line; 3) you incur no travel expenses; and 4) you and your colleagues are back at work immediately after the session ends!

And though with recorded versions you do lose the ability to ask questions, you gain the ability to hear the presentation numerous times and to share it with others in your office.

Handout materials and the phone number for live presentations are made available to you prior to the event via email from the presenter and from the "MyAccount" link on the menu bar. Copies of the presentations are included with recorded versions.

About The Provider: Lorman Education Services has provided educational seminars and online training for professionals since 1987.

Since then, we've kept thousands of professionals in the United States and internationally current on the most pressing topics in a rapidly changing marketplace of ideas. Like you, we understand the need for concise, accurate information.

That understanding underlies each Lorman course, presenting the latest information on the laws and regulations critical to your organization's successful daily operations.

Moreover, each course receives our painstaking attention to be certain both the faculty and participants receive the individual attention necessary to achieve maximum benefit from the materials.
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