Manier & Herod attorneys Adrienne Fazio, Sarah Reisner, Fred Statum, and Jenna Macnair are scheduled to present at the 24th Annual Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference on November 1-3, 2021, at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. All sessions at the 24th Annual Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will also be available on demand through the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s online Content Library from November 15, 2021, through December 3, 2021.
On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Adrienne Fazio will be a panelist for the discussion topic “Should This Case Settle? A Candid and Insightful Discussion about Settlements.” The discussion will cover pressing questions surrounding the settlement of workers’ compensation claims, such as: What should claimant’s council do to secure a favorable and just settlement for a client? What should be on defense counsel’s radar and how can they best protect their clients’ interests and obtain a fair settlement? What is the role of the workers compensation judiciary in this process? What are the considerations when an injured worker is or will soon be Medicare eligible and a Medicare Set-Aside is involved? What should claimant and defense counsel know about the Medicare Set-Aside obligations and their potential impact on the settlement?
Also on November 2, 2021, Sarah Reisner, Fred Statum, and Jenna Macnair will be panelists for the discussion topic “Workers’ Compensation Pitfalls: How to Avoid a Workers’ Compensation Claim Turning into an EEOC charge or Litigation in Today’s Work Environment.” The discussion will focus on the interplay between workers’ compensation claims and employment litigation, with a focus on the overlap between employees injured at work, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and state employment laws. The discussion will also cover methods to handle COVID-19 related claims and issues.
Following the conclusion of day two of the conference on November 2, 2021, Manier & Herod will be co-sponsoring a fundraiser for Kids’ Chance of Tennessee, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities and scholarships for the children of workers who were seriously injured or killed in work-related accidents. For more information on this event, please click here.
For more information about the schedule for the 24th Annual Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference and the topics to be discussed, please click here.