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. 


TWO-PART PLENARY: Workers’ Comp 101 & 201

Sunday, August 25th, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

Keys to Compliance and Successful Outcomes

What’s it all about? This half-day introductory session is designed for those professionals relatively new to workers’ compensation or who are seeking a refresher on some of the key elements of the system in Maine. Our approach is a bit different this year: we will use three case studies as the jumping off point to help you grasp some of the key terminology, procedures, and tactics associated with case management. This won’t be an exhaustive litany of the Act, rather it will set the table for how you learn more about the system and how you dive into your cases. The litany of details will be separately covered by accompanying written materials. It’s all designed to help set you up for the full conference ahead.

Part A. The first half of this session will focus on a couple of case studies, one involving a traumatic event, the other a gradual injury. As the cases roll out, we explore the early stages of a claim, the kinds of benefits available, and some of the basic procedures and methodologies for accepting and denying claims.

Part B. The second half will employ a case study involving a mental health injury to explore some of the more advanced stages of claims management, the associated legal procedures, and a bit about the relationships among the injured worker, legal counsel, insurer, and employer.

And, infused throughout will be a look at the proper completion of Board forms as well as the obligation and time frames for filing the forms, with particular emphasis on the common errors in form completion that we all encounter.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Through the language of three case studies, become better acquainted with some of the key terms and procedures of the Workers’ Compensation Act.
  • Reconsider some of the basic factors that lead to successful outcomes for all parties.
  • Discover some of the more common mistakes in forms compliance and how to avoid them.

Approved for 2.75 CCMC, SHRM, HRCI (HR) General, and Maine Attorney CLE Credits.

Lunch is included only for individuals who pre-register for this session. Lunch takes place from 12:15-1:00 PM.