Many workers’ compensation claims are resolved quickly and without issue.
But when the employer or the insurer disputes the validity of a claim, do you know what to do?
We’re excited to announce that our very own Ben Gerber, co-founder of the Georgia law firm of Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, will speak at the National Business Institute on September 2, 2020 on the topic of contested workers’ compensation claims.
Ben is a nationally recognized workers’ compensation attorney who has handled a myriad of cases over his nearly 20-year career, and he looks forward to sharing his extensive experience and knowledge with others.
“I am excited to discuss the intricacies of workers’ compensation with a broad audience across the country,” said Gerber of his upcoming presentation.
What Ben will discuss
In this focused program targeted to work injury lawyers across the country, Ben will discuss how to carry a contested workers’ compensation case from the initial steps to discovery to a final and successful resolution.
During the course, Ben will:
- Give practical tips for deposing supervisors, treating physicians and other witnesses.
- Explain how to prove that the injury or disease is work-related and that medical treatment is needed.
- Help attendees uncover real-world strategies for negotiating with workers’ compensation insurance carriers.
Ben’s talk will be simulcast as an audio webcast by WestLegalEd Center, and anyone with an internet-accessible phone or computer can watch the presentation.
Here’s an outline of Gerber’s presentation:
Contested Workers’ Compensation Claims
9/2/2020 – Audio Webinar
Session time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern
Presenter: Benjamin Y. Gerber
I. First Steps: When Employers and Insurance Carriers Deny/Reduce Benefits
II. Discovery: Obtaining Accident Reports, Treatment Records and More
III. Deposing Supervisors, Treating Physicians and Others
IV. Showing Injuries Took Place Within the Scope of Employment
V. Demonstrating Medical Treatment is Needed
VI. Proving Maximum Medical Improvement Has Not Been Reached
VII. Returning to Work During a Litigated Claim
VIII. Negotiating with Workers’ Compensation Insurance Carriers
To learn more about the National Business Institute’s continuing education program and register for the course, visit their website here.
About Ben Gerber
Ben Gerber is a founding partner of Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, a top-rated law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. He focuses his full practice on helping those who have been injured on the job.
Ben is a member of the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claimant’s Lawyers (WCCL) board, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Atlanta Bar Association. He has served on numerous committees and planned multiple conventions for the Worker’s Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG). He earned his Bachelor’s degree (cum laude) from the University of Georgia and his J.D. degree from George Washington University Law School.