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Defending Workers' Compensation Claims

Keep your workers’ compensation cost down by effectively defending the right claim.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 topic 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 topic will be beneficial to seasoned professionals as well as persons who are new to the workers’ compensation arena.


Runtime: 85 minutes
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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
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James M. Mesnard

James M. Mesnard

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • 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
  • Can be contacted at 202-463-2400 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 399419
Published 2016
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