The Financial Impact of First Responder and Correctional Officer Workers’ Compensation Claims

1:15 – 2:15 pm

Crystal Ballroom J1
Convention Level

This panel will take a “deep dive” into the costs related to the various presumption laws that currently exist as a part of workers’ compensation laws. The panel will also analyze the cost of COVID-19 claims when presumptively considered related to the job. The discussion will center around the importance of acknowledging public policy obligations to first responders, firefighters, and others while also balancing the interests of governmental employers and taxpayers. This is a must see for governmental/public sector employers, risk managers, and adjusters dealing with these cases. Understanding the costs that these claims have, or the potential for such, on the workers’ compensation industry should be a concern of all.

George Helm, Attorney
Bolton Helm and Augustine, LLP
Orlando, FL

Kelly M. Fitton, Attorney
Chief, Division of Risk Management Workers’ Compensation Claims
Tallahassee, FL

William Juliachs, Attorney
City of Miami
Office of the City Attorney
Miami, FL

Jill Jacobs, Attorney
City of Palm Bay
Office of City Attorney
Palm Bay, FL

Judy Boling
Chief of Workers’ Compensation Claims
Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund
Tallahassee, FL


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