Workers' Compensation: Claims Management and Accident Investigations


Presenter: Dennis Powers, Lamb, Little & Co.

Original Program Date: January 2019 (available for on-demand viewing through April 2019)

Program length: 60 minutes

Even when your company offers state-of-the-art training and worker safety tools, workers' compensation claims can happen. In this program, Dennis Powers of Lamb, Little & Co. will discuss steps you can take when claims are filed. In addition to advice on avoiding litigation, he will review:

  • The elements of a successful return-to-work program -- including what insurance carriers want to know about your approach.
  • How to correctly report claims
  • The importance of timely claim reviews
  • How your company can assist in recovering money if an employee is injured as the result of a third party.
You will get a “freeze those facts” toolkit for investigating accidents and fighting insurance fraud.

Learn about our speaker About the Presenter: Dennis Powers, AIC, ARM, SCLA, CPCU is a vice president at Lamb, Little & Co., based in Schaumburg, Ill. He works with small- to middle-market businesses, specializing in the design, marketing and implementation of a client oriented insurance program and also provides an expertise in applying the appropriate resources to help his clients contain cost by managing their exposure to risk. His clients include manufacturers, social service agencies, distributors, contractors and other companies. Prior to joining the Lamb, Little & Co. team in 2009, Powers worked as a multi-line claims adjuster with a primary focus on workers compensation claims. He began his career as a private investigator specializing in fraudulent insurance claims against employers.

Recertification Credit

SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.


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