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The following information is from the completed 2021 event. Please check back in the spring for details on next year. 


Workers’ Comp Summit: Sept 22-23, 2021 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME


PLENARY: The Great Debate Returns!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Should This Claim Be Paid?

What’s it all about? After a one-year pause, this engaging staple of Comp Summit returns with fresh perspectives on whether or not a claim should be paid. The faculty will debate not only whether an injury arises out of and in the course of employment, but also other interesting issues and claims decided by the Board, Appellate Division and/or Law Court. Using a fast-paced and entertaining debate to engage even the most seasoned practitioner, the panel will present the employer, claims manager, and employee’s perspective and the audience will weigh in before the outcome of the actual case is given. Because the scenarios are real cases, attendees will secure practical guidance and reference materials to assist in analyzing new and pending claims. 

Why you’ll want to participate in this session. 

  • Enhance your knowledge of the “arising out of” and “in the course of employment” legal standards.
  • Consider the interrelationship of law and facts in the determination of compensability.
  • In the process, enhance your critical thinking and learn how to best position your cases for success. 

Faculty: Rebecca BurnsCarol McMannusTamii Rose, Anne-Marie Storey, and Rita Bean

Approved for recertification credit: Maine attorneys CLE, SHRM, and HRCI.