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. 


Workshop A: National Trends in Workers’ Compensation Laws

Monday, August 26th, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

How Our Neighbors Might Impact Us

What’s it all about? The workers’ compensation system and laws in Maine are not without deep roots in national trends and laws from beyond our borders. For example, the 1993 reforms were in large measure sired by statutory provisions from other states, such as Michigan. This workshop will look at developments from around the country, which could leave their mark on Maine laws and the political and insurance marketplaces in the state. Joining us are a panel of accomplished workers’ compensation practitioners with portfolios that includes national issues: Thomas Holder (a partner at Gerber & Holder in Atlanta Georgia, and President of WILG, the national claimants attorneys’ association), Richard Tucker (from the Tucker Law Group in Bangor, and Northeast Regional Director of the Defense Research Institute), and Paul Sighinolfi (Senior Managing Director of Ametros, and a member of the Research Board of WCRI – the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute).

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Discover the latest challenges to workers’ compensation laws and marketplaces and how they may impact the ongoing conversations about workers’ compensation reform in Maine.
  • Place these trends into a broader context, so that you can discern what this means for the profession and the political and economic landscape in Maine.
  • Witness a very lively conversation/debate on where workers’ compensation systems should be headed.

Approved for Maine Attorney CLE Credit.