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Contested Workers' Compensation Claims

OnDemand Webinar (87 minutes)

Learn techniques on how to properly investigate and ensure workers' compensation claims should be contested.

At one time for another, virtually all employers must deal with an on-the-job injury. When a work-related injury is reported, the employer must investigate the injury to determine its validity. This topic will help any employer, regardless of size, identify questionable claims and determine which claims should be contested. It will give employers and their attorneys a road map for investigating the injury claim, deciding whether to contest the claim and developing evidence to defend it. This material will also provide attorneys with helpful litigation techniques for defending workers' compensation claims.

Authors

James M. Mesnard, The Postol Law Firm

Agenda

Background of the Workers' Compensation System

Initial Claims Analysis

• Initial Investigation and Information Gathering

• Determining Whether the Claim Is Compensable

• Medical Treatment

Developing Evidence for the Defense

• Independent Medical Examiners

• Surveillance

• Vocational Rehabilitation

Preparation for the Hearing

• Medical Documentation

• Written Discovery

• Depositions

• Witness Preparation

Conduct of the Hearing

• Presentation of Medical Records

• The Claimant's Testimony

• Use of Surveillance

• Presentation of Vocational Evidence