An Employer's Guide To Defending Workers' Compensation Claims

Webinar: ID# 1011746
Recorded CD
About This Course:
One of the fastest growing expenses facing employers today is workers' compensation costs. One of the most important factors in controlling workers' compensation costs is the identification of claims which should be denied and preparation to defend against such claims.

This audio conference will assist professionals responsible in determining which claims should be defended and which claims should be denied.

It also will provide a framework for developing the evidence necessary to defend a claim, preparation for the workers' compensation hearing and the conduct of the hearing. This live audio conference will be beneficial to seasoned professionals as well as persons who are new to the workers' compensation arena.


  • Initial Claims Analysis
    • Initial Investigation and Information Gathering
    • Compensability of the Claim; Injury Arising Out of and In the Course of Employment
    • Medical Treatment and Return to Work - When Good Claims Turn Bad
  • Developing Evidence for the Defense
    • Independent Medical Examinations
    • Surveillance
    • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Preparation for the Hearing
    • Obtaining the Claimant's Medical Records
    • Written Discovery
    • Depositions
    • Witness Preparation
  • Conduct of the Hearing
    • Presentation of Medical Records
    • Claimant's Testimony
    • Use of Surveillance
    • Presentation of Vocational Evidence


James M. Mesnard

  • Of counsel to the Washington, D.C., office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Practice focuses on defending employers in contested workers' compensation claims, defending workers' compensation retaliation claims in civil actions and administrative proceedings, and defending employers in lawsuits filed under various federal employment discrimination statutes
  • Law clerk to the chief administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Labor where he helped prepare decisions on contested workers' compensation claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
  • J.D. degree, University of Maryland School of Law
  • bio info

Who Should Attend

This teleconference is designed for attorneys, insurance adjusters, claims representatives, safety directors, risk managers, third-party administrators, rehabilitation specialists, accountants and human resource professionals.

An Employer's Guide To Defending Workers' Compensation Claims
Available on CD format
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