Establishing a "New Normal" During COVID-19

Monday, June 1st 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time

This complimentary webinar is presented in partnership by the WorkersCompensation.com Center for Education Excellence and the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network.

As many states begin to reopen, the returning workforce creates new workers’ compensation challenges for employers and claims professionals. For instance, how do we manage risk for employees who are working remotely?  What role, if any, can telemedicine play in the treatment for injured workers? How do we develop medical and factual proof when the availability of medical professionals and other witnesses remains limited? These questions, and many more, will be answered by a panel of multi-state workers’ compensation attorneys. 

Presenters:

Fred BakerFREDRICK R. BAKER is a Member in the Cookeville, Tennessee, office of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC, which he joined in 2001. His law practice includes an emphasis in workers' compensation and employment discrimination, as well as ADA and FMLA compliance.  Fred is the Editor of the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Handbook, published by M. Lee Smith Publishers.  He is also Legislative Co-Chair of the Upper Cumberland Society of Human Resource Management, and is Tennessee's representative for the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network.
Chelsie D. Springstead is a partner with the law firm of Lindner & Marsack, S.C.  Ms. Springstead’s current legal practice is focused on defending worker's compensation claims for the insurance industry and self-insured employers, along with handling subrogation and Medicare issues.  Prior to joining Lindner & Marsack S.C., Ms. Springstead was an associate at Cermele & Associates, S.C. where she represented law enforcement officers in worker's compensation claims, grievance appeals, citizen complaints, First Amendment issues and claims under the FMLA and FLSA. 
Susan R. Duffy is a Partner of the New York law firm Hamberger & Weiss. As a partner at the firm’s inception, Ms. Duffy has played a key role in managing the firm while maintaining an active litigation practice with a focus on complex claims, third-party recoveries and §120 discrimination defense. Ms. Duffy has been actively involved with the Bar Association of Erie County and the New York State Bar Association since 1985, serving as Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Division of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the NYSBA from 2002 to 2004 and as past Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Bar Association of Erie County. 
Dan Price is a partner of the Austin, TX law firm of Stone, Loughlin, Swanson. He practices General Civil Litigation and Insurance Law, including regulation and compliance, workers’ compensation defense, claims consulting, and subrogation.  He also represents state insurance guaranty funds in insurance receivership matters and in matters concerning the state guaranty fund statutes.



 

 

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