On the Hot Seat in September, Adversarial Workers' Compensation Systems
We just opened registration for the 10th episode of our webinar series, The Hot Seat. This one, as previous Hot Seat webinars this year, will focus on a topic identified as an “Imperative Issue” at the 2016 Workers Comp Summit meetings, also known as the National Conversation. This time we will be discussing adversarial workers' compensation systems; why some states have more friction than others, what that adversarial nature costs the industry and what we might be able to do to ease the contentious nature of the industry. Guests joining co-host Judge David Langham and myself will be Virginia Commissioner Wes Marshall and Alabama attorney Mike Fish.
Marshall was appointed to the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission in 2012 and was its Chairman for several years. Prior to his appointment, he was an attorney in private practice, primarily representing plaintiffs in workers' compensation, employment and other civil litigation. Fish is a defense attorney from Birmingham. He is a partner in the law firm Fish, Nelson & Holden, LLC. He is also a very active member and past president of theNational Workers' Compensation Defense Network.
Both men have broad knowledge of the workers' compensation system, and they both have great senses of humor (I recognize we aren't giving them a topic that lends itself to levity, but it still helps!). I am really looking forward to this episode.
Robert Wilson is President & CEO of WorkersCompensation.com, and "From Bob's Cluttered Desk" comes his (often incoherent) thoughts, ramblings, observations and rants - often on workers' comp or employment issues, but occasionally not.
Bob has a couple unique personality characteristics. He firmly believes that everyone has the right to his (Bob's) opinion, and while he may not always be right, he is never in doubt. Enter at your own risk, and like all of our blog areas, we encourage you to read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page.
We're not responsible for this guy.....
Bob is an accomplished speaker for the workers' compensation industry. He is available for conferences, corporate events, children's birthday parties and Bar Mitzvahs. You may access his Speakers Brief here.