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Preventing Workers' Compensation Abuse

Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar

How prevalent is workers' compensation abuse in the United States? Even by the smallest estimates, workers' compensation abuse costs Americans $1 billion a year. What can employers and insurance companies do to prevent this problem?

This webinar helps employers and insurance carriers responsible for handling workers' compensation claims, to understand the scope of the problem, and to recognize fraudulent claims before they spiral out of control.

In this material we will identify best practices for employers and insurance carriers to prevent abuse and identify strategies for managing the cost of potentially abusive claims. We will also discuss some of the legal tools available to employers and claims professionals in mitigating these risks including negotiation, accident investigation, and litigation.


What Does Workers' Compensation Abuse Look Like?

  • Defining Abuse in Workers' Compensation Setting
  • Statistics – Scope of the Problem and Cost
  • The Defense Perspective: Our Personal Experience
  • Examples
Employer Perspective
  • Accident Prevention
  • Good Hiring Practices
  • Adequate Training
  • Defining and Enforcing Safety Rules
  • Handling Claims
  • Prompt Investigation
  • Maintaining Positive Rapport
  • Controlling Medical
  • Litigation Strategies
  • Return to Work
Insurance Perspective
  • Identifying Claims With Abuse Potential
  • Establishing and Maintaining Contact With Employer and Employee
  • Engaging the Claim
  • Litigation
  • Nurse Case Management
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Surveillance
About The Presenters

Scott C. Ford
  • Currently serves as vice president of McCandlish Holton, P.C. and is chair of both the firm’s Litigation and Workers’ Compensation Practice Groups
  • Handles all aspects of commercial litigation, including insurance coverage disputes involving employment matters; covenants not to compete; commercial disputes; and premises and product liability
  • Regularly represents employers and carriers before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission
  • More than 21 years of experience defending employers and carriers with workers’ compensation matters; he also leads one of the largest workers’ compensation defense practice groups in the state
  • Significant trial experience in state and federal courts, he also has considerable appellate experience arguing numerous matters before the Court of Appeals of Virginia, the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Has expertise frequently representing clients in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Washington and Lee University; B.S. degree, magna cum laude, James Madison University
Brian A. Richardson
  • Director in McCandlish Holton, P.C.’s Litigation Department
  • Focuses practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation, workers’ compensation, products liability and premises liability
  • Since entering private practice, he has had significant trial experience including appellate experience arguing matters before the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Defended automotive manufacturers and dealerships in products liability, breach of warranty and breach of contract matters. In addition, he has experience defending employment matters involving breach of noncompete agreements, and advising employers on reducing workplace injuries and implementing individualized risk management strategies
  • Prior to entering private practice, he clerked for the Honorable A. Christian Compton, Senior Justice, of the Supreme Court of Virginia
  • J.D. degree, Washington and Lee University; B.A. degree, University of Virginia

Cannot Attend The Live Presentation?

This presentation is also available in a recorded format, in CD version, as shown in the pricing options below.

About Webcasts / Audio Conferences / Podcasts:

Webcasts, audio conferences, and podcasts are presentations that you attend via the Internet, phone, or mobile device at a specified date and time for "live" versions, or at your convenience for "recorded" and "On-Demand" versions.

The live versions are interactive, meaning that participants can ask questions in real time, plus are a very cost-effective form of training because 1) you receive fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time; 2) you can invite as many colleagues as you'd like to listen in on a single phone line; 3) you incur no travel expenses; and 4) you and your colleagues are back at work immediately after the session ends!

And though with recorded versions you do lose the ability to ask questions, you gain the ability to hear the presentation numerous times and to share it with others in your office.

Handout materials and the phone number for live presentations are made available to you prior to the event via email from the presenter and from the "MyAccount" link on the menu bar. Copies of the presentations are included with recorded versions.

About The Provider: Lorman Education Services has provided educational seminars and online training for professionals since 1987.

Since then, we've kept thousands of professionals in the United States and internationally current on the most pressing topics in a rapidly changing marketplace of ideas. Like you, we understand the need for concise, accurate information.

That understanding underlies each Lorman course, presenting the latest information on the laws and regulations critical to your organization's successful daily operations.

Moreover, each course receives our painstaking attention to be certain both the faculty and participants receive the individual attention necessary to achieve maximum benefit from the materials.
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