State Panel Discussions with Regulators and Attorneys
9:00 – 12:00 pm
Grand Ballroom 7A and 1 – 6
WCDI firms will be divided into two breakouts. Attendees are welcome to attend either session and should feel free to move between rooms.
Room #1 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas Grand Ballroom 7A
Room #2 – California, Illinois, Indiana, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Grand Ballrooms 1, 2, 3 & 4
Topics to be covered in each breakout include:
• Definition of “employee”
• Evidentiary issues regarding WC claims
• Heart attacks and other cardio-pulmonary conditions
• Death benefits: Who gets them and when
• On-the-job fights/horseplay
Discussion of Scene 1: Each state will discuss compensability based on the issues in the crime scene video.
Scene 2: CSI Orlando Forensics Laboratory (24 hours later)
Discussion of Scene 2: Each state will discuss compensability based on the issues in this video.
Scene 3: Obligatory Investigation of the Spouse
Discussion of Scene 3: Each state will discuss compensability based on the issues in this video.
State Firms and Presenters Include:
Florida – McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern, PA
Christopher G. McCue
Indiana – Downey & Lenkov LLC
New York – Manning & Kass, LLP