Audio CD + Course Book

Handling the Workers' Compensation Case From Start to Finish

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

April, 2018

Product ID#:

78790CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • ME CLE - 6.00
From Event: Handling the Workers' Compensation Case From Start to Finish, held April 2018.

Program Description

Are you fully prepared to handle workers' compensation claims? Walk through the step-by-step practicalities of handling a workers' compensation case, from initial intake through the hearing process. Whether you represent the claimant or the defendant, you'll gain the knowledge you need to effectively advise and zealously defend your client's position. Order today!

Course Content

  1. Overview of Laws and Concepts
  2. Preparing Your Case: Procedures for Claimant and Defendant
  3. Determining the Value of the Claim
  4. Hearings: Practice and Procedure
  5. Recovery From Third Parties
  6. Medical Issues During the Claim
  7. Ethical Obligations

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 ME - Credit Approval Expiration 04/20/2020 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. OVERVIEW OF LAWS AND CONCEPTS
    9:00 - 9:55, Joy C. McNaughton
    1. State and Federal Workers' Compensation Laws
      1. Scope of Employer Liability
      2. Who is Covered? - Employees, Independent Contractors, Subcontractors
      3. Compensability? - Injuries and Occupational Diseases
      4. Affirmative Defenses
      5. Extraterritorial Application of State Laws
      6. Non-Occupational Disability Benefit Laws
    2. Types of Benefits and Claims
    3. Statute and Case Law Update
  2. PREPARING YOUR CASE: PROCEDURES FOR CLAIMANT AND DEFENDANT
    9:55 - 10:35, Philip L. Bartlett and Bryan M. Chabot
    1. Claimant's Attorney: Intake, Investigation and Case Preparation
    2. Defendants' Attorney: Receipt of the File, Investigation and Case Preparation
  3. DETERMINING THE VALUE OF THE CLAIM
    10:50 - 11:30, Philip L. Bartlett and Bryan M. Chabot
  4. HEARINGS: PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
    12:30 - 1:25, John J. Cronan III
  5. RECOVERY FROM THIRD PARTIES
    1:25 - 2:20, John J. Cronan III
  6. MEDICAL ISSUES DURING THE CLAIM
    2:35 - 3:30, John W. Chapman
    1. Medical Discovery Issues
    2. Choice of Doctor
      1. Psychiatric
      2. Medical
    3. Best Practices: Request Letters and Reports
    4. Party Selected/Treating Doctor
    5. Section 312 Examiners and Other Independent Exams
  7. ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS
    3:30 - 4:30, John W. Chapman
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Communication with Other Parties
    3. Attorneys' Fees
    4. Lawyer Liability

PHILIP L. BARTLETT is a member with Scaccia, Bartlett & Chabot where he focuses his practice on workers' compensation law, primarily representing injured workers. Mr. Bartlett is admitted to practice in Maine and Massachusetts. He is a member of the Maine State Bar Association. Mr. Bartlett earned his B.A. degree from Tufts University and J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.

BRYAN M. CHABOT is a member with Scaccia, Bartlett & Chabot where he represents many injured workers. Mr. Chabot is admitted to practice in Maine and Massachusetts. He is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and York County Bar Association. Mr. Chabot earned his B.A. degree from the University of Southern Maine and J.D. degree from the University of Maine School of Law.

JOHN W. CHAPMAN is a partner in the Portland law firm of Kelly & Chapman, where he practices in the areas of workers’ compensation law, labor law, employee relations law, gun law, police liability, police misconduct and personal injury law. He is admitted to practice in Maine. Mr. Chapman is a member of the American Bar Association and the Maine State Bar Association. He earned his A.B. degree, cum laude, from Bowdoin College and J.D. degree from the University of Maine

JOHN J. CRONAN III is an attorney with Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, Chartered, LLP, where he is a member of Preti Flaherty's litigation and workers' compensation groups from the Portland, Maine office. Mr. Cronan focuses his practice on litigation, and he regularly assists clients with defense of workers' compensation claims, mortgage litigation, insurance matters, defense of insurance claims, unemployment appeals, collections actions, and defense of Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims and self-insurance matters. He is admitted to practice in Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island and before the U.S. District Court, District of Maine; U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; and U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island. Mr. Cronan is a member of the American Bar Association, Maine State Bar Association, and the Cumberland County Bar Association. He earned his B.S. degree from Providence College and J.D. degree from the New England School of Law.

JOY C. MCNAUGHTON is the sole practitioner with the Law Offices of Joy Crafts McNaughton where she maintains a law office in Wiscasset, Maine, specializing in litigation consulting and mediation. In her 16 years as senior trial attorney for the Hanover Law Group, she defended over 500 contested, testimonial workers compensation hearings, and litigated hundreds of liability matters to conclusion. Ms. McNaughton earned her B.A. degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and a J.D. degree from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is currently a rostered mediator with the Maine District Court, Opportunity Alliance, and Volunteers of America Northern New England.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

ME CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
04/20/2020
Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course may receive up to 6.0 hours of self-study CLE credit including 1.0 ethics hours under M. Bar R. 12. No more than 5.5 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


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