Handling Workers Compensation Claims
Description: This workshop will provide an in-depth look at Workers’ Compensation from the employers perspective, including properly reporting and documenting a work injury, medical treatment, medical bills, wage statements, and best practices after a work injury.
This workshop will address workers’ compensation claims from the date of injury through final resolution. The workshop will be presented by Jennifer Lea Orr who is an attorney with Farrar & Bates in Nashville and handles all the workers’ compensation cases for the firm and has done so for over ten years. Jennifer regularly advises her clients across Tennessee and Public Entity Partners on the proper handling of workers’ compensation claims, whether or not the claim is open in her office.
This workshop will focus on essential information of which an employer needs to be aware, such as the proper reporting of a work injury, the employer’s obligations when a work injury is reported, documentation and investigation of a workers’ compensation claim, information the employer needs to provide to Public Entity Partners, the general process of a workers’ compensation claim, the most common mistakes made in handling workers’ compensation claims, return to work issues, and the legal process which concludes a workers’ compensation claim. Additionally, Jennifer will update you on interesting workers’ compensation cases as well as the Workers’ Compensation Law for injuries occurring on or after July 1, 2014 and rules enacted in 2018, both of which have greatly affected the handling of workers’ compensation claims and their outcomes.
Jennifer intends the workshop to be casual, interactive, (hopefully) entertaining, but, most importantly, informative. We will also leave a portion of the end of the workshop open for questions and answers.
|Dates:||February 27th – Spring Hill: Northfield Center|
5000 Northfield Lane
Spring Hill, TN 37147
February 28th – City of Gallatin: City Hall Dining Hall
132 West Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
March 6th – Atoka Town Hall
334 Atoka Munford Avenue
Atoka, TN 38044
March 7th – Jackson, MTAS Office
605 Airways Boulevard
Jackson, TN 38301
March 12th – City of Kingsport
V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex, Douglass Room
301 Louis Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
March 13th – Knoxville Public Works Complex
3131 Morris Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37909
March 14th – Chattanooga Family Justice Center
5707 Uptain Road
Chattanooga, TN 37411
|Time:||9:00am ‒ 2:00pm|
Lunch is Provided
Farrar & Bates, LLP
|Registration:||Email or call Heather Hughes|
|For questions about the workshop please contact |
Heather Hughes or Callie Westerfield