Live Seminar

Handling the Workers' Compensation Case From Start to Finish



Friday, April 20, 2018


9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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1050 Westbrook St.

Portland, ME 04102


$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • ME CLE - 6.00


  • HRCI - 6.00
  • IACET - 0.60
  • SHRM CP/SCP - 6.00

Program Description

Gain Tips and Strategies From Experienced Practitioners

Are you fully prepared to handle workers' compensation claims? This strategic course walks you 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. Register today!

  • Skillfully work up your cases, knowing the process and procedures to follow.
  • Discover the key elements and facts to confirm during the initial investigation.
  • Recognize the medical evaluation and discovery issues surrounding claims.
  • Find out how to accurately determine the value of a claim.
  • Gain a better understanding of the applicable statutes, regulations and case law.
  • Confidently represent your clients in workers' compensation hearings.
  • Learn opposing counsel's strategies so you can anticipate actions and proactively plan for reactions.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level program provides practical information on workers' compensation claim procedures for:

  • Attorneys
  • In-House Counsel
  • Workers' Compensation Administrators
  • Insurance Claim/Risk Managers
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Paralegals

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 *

Human Resource Certification Institute – HRCI: 6.00

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60

Society for Human Resource Management – SHRM CP/SCP: 6.00

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

    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
    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
    10:50 - 11:30, Philip L. Bartlett and Bryan M. Chabot
    12:30 - 1:25, John J. Cronan III
    1:25 - 2:20, John J. Cronan III
    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
    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 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 shall receive 6.0 hours of CLE credit including 1.0 ethics hours under M. Bar R. 12.

Human Resource Certification Institute

N HR: 6.00
“The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.” This program has been approved for 6.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at

International Association for Continuing Education Training

N IACET: 0.60
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)

Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. State the types of benefits and claims. 2. Describe how a claimant attorney investigates a case. 3. Identify how to determine the value of a claim. 4. Identify the practices and procedures for a workers' compensation hearing. 5. State how recovery from third parties works. 6. State the medical discovery issues during a claim. 7. State the ethical obligations attorneys have during a workers' compensation claim.

Society for Human Resource Management

N SHRM: 6.00
NBI, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 6.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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