Investigating and Defending Workers' Compensation Claims [3425]
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: Short North Ballroom B

   Jennifer Brill, Partner, Hunter Brill LLC
   Nicole Hunter, Partner, Hunter Brill LLC

Track: Workers' Compensation
Secondary Track: Legal
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic


Ohio employers must understand the Ohio workers' compensation system and play by the rules if they want to contest or defend against a claim. This session leads an employer through what is necessary to contest a claim — from the initial date of injury through the Industrial Commission of Ohio (IC) hearing process. The presenters identify key components required for a successful initial claim investigation. In addition, they explain the types of injuries that are compensable. The presenters also discuss the defenses available to employers who want to contest a claim, the collection of medical evidence and proper preparation for IC hearings.

Learning Objectives:
Identify the essential information needed to investigate a workers' compensation claim
Recognize defenses available to employers who want to contest a workers' compensation claim
Describe ways to minimize lost-time claims and get injured workers back to work quickly

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  CLE: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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