Workers’ Comp Summit: Aug 25-27, 2019 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2018 Comp Summit!

The following information is from the completed event. Check back in the spring for updates on the 2019 program.

Workshop B: How to Succeed at Your Desk Before the First Word of Testimony

Monday, August 27th, 2018 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

21-Day Reductions/Discontinuances & Motions for Provisional Orders

Here’s a forum on how to position a case for success early in the process – replete with strategy thinking and tactical gems. From the employer and insurer perspective, we’ll focus on obtaining the right evidence for an ALJ to uphold a discontinuance. This may include proper medical documentation, avoiding physicians who ALJ’s do not find credible, surveillance, and understanding the employee’s response. We will identify common employer and adjuster mistakes that cause ALJ’s to grant motions for provisional orders, and we will explore alternatives to going down the 21-day suspension path. From the employee perspective, we will identify “preventive medicine” that discourages employers from filing these suspensions in the first place, and we will explore the most effective strategies for persuading ALJ’s to grant motions for provisional orders.

Presented by: Doug Kaplan, David Hirtle, Jennifer Jortberg, and Rachel Deschuytner.

Approved for 1.25 CLE credits.