Workers’ Comp Summit: Sept 23-25, 2020 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

The following information is from the completed 2019 event. Please check back in the spring for details on next year. 


PLENARY: New Angles on Return to Work

Monday, August 26th, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Time to Roll Up Your Sleeves!

What’s it all about? Once an employee has been injured on the job and receives medical care, the claim may just be starting. An appropriate return to work, with input from all parties, often is the best route to a successful resolution for the injured worker and the employer. This session focuses on the issues and challenges employees, employers, insurers, and the attorneys who serve them face when bringing injured workers back into the fold. We’ll look closely at a wide range of options with and without accommodation. Nelson Larkins leads this participatory session on a critical component of a healthy and functioning workers’ compensation system.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Share ways to keep communication lines open, understand the connection to ongoing medical treatment, make effective return to work offers, and help employees back to appropriate work.
  • Discuss the use of independent medical examinations and functional capacity evaluations, the development of alternative work, and written job offers.
  • Learn how to create an environment where employees want to engage in a return to work.
  • Consider the tools available when an employee does not reasonably return to work, including the Petition for Review of Incapacity, and when settlement of the claim is a valid option.

Approved for 1 CCMC, SHRM, HRCI (HR) General, and Maine Attorney CLE Credit.

Program Faculty: Nelson Larkins