Events

MAME Risk Roundup Series - Workers' Comp Claims in a WFH World

March 9, 2021 at 8:30am9:30am
Manufacturers' Association of Maine

In this first in the Risk Roundup series for MAME members, Preti Flaherty attorney John Cronan will present an overview of the effect the COVID pandemic and Working From Home (WFH) is having on Workers' Compensation claims. Specific items discussed will include:

  • Compensability of COVID claims --- what is a compensable claim under the Maine WC Act?
  • Dealing with consequences of mandatory employer vaccine policies
  • Working from home – compensability of claims?
  • Return to work with restrictions --- more difficult with the pandemic
  • Decreasing claims volume in some industries – fewer people working in certain industries means fewer claims
  • Increase use of telemedicine as we adapt to the pandemic

Firm Highlights

Publication

Maine Workers’ Compensation Appellate Division Update - November 2021

Below are two recent and interesting Maine Workers’ Compensation Appellate Division decisions. The first  deals with the compensability of injuries sustained in employer-sponsored athletic events. The second deals with the referral of an employee...

News

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Forty-six Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2023, including three “Ones to Watch” and six “Lawyer of the Year” recipients. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a...

Publication

Maine Supreme Court Affirms Decision in Workers’ Compensation Case Regarding Notice Requirements

In  Desgrosseilliers v. Auburn Sheet Metal  (2021 ME 63 [December 16, 2021]), the question presented is whether an employee is required to give notice of his occupational disease claim to his former employer’s insurer...

Event

2022 Maine Employment Law Summit

Join Us for the Return of Preti Flaherty's Annual Employment Law Summit! After two years away due to the pandemic, we've been thinking a lot about how office environments have changed during that time...

Publication

Workers' Comp Alert: CMS Opposes Select Medicare Set-Asides in Updated Reference Guide

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Takes a Hard Stance Against “Non-Submit” Or “Evidence-Based” Medicare Set-Asides in an Updated Workers’ Compensation Reference Guide It has long been established that the parties in a...