Discover Innovative Answers and Strategies to North Carolina Workers' Compensation Challenges

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The North Carolina Industrial Commission works hard to ensure that the workers' compensation process is as simple as possible. However, dealing with your insurance company, medical professionals, processing forms on time, and handling the injured employee all at once can be an extremely confusing and frustrating process.

Staying current with the very latest developments in North Carolina workers' comp is the single best way to ensure you effectively handle workers' comp claims and avoid expensive liability. You may try to keep up with the law coming from workers' compensation cases, but what do the decisions mean to you? How can you be sure you are accurately and effectively conducting investigations of each workplace accident or near miss so you can prevent future accidents? What do you do when you suspect an employee might be committing fraud? Most importantly, what do the leaders in North Carolina workers' compensation see on the horizon and how can you prepare for the future? Find the answers at Council's innovative North Carolina Workers' Comp Conference taking place March 22-23, 2007, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Experienced North Carolina workers' comp professionals will discuss and offer valuable strategies on complex workers' compensation issues including:

-Understanding the N.C. Workers' Compensation Act

-Determining how your organization can efficiently manage claims to control costs

-Designing safety and wellness programs that reduce injuries

-Proactively handling repeat claimants and preexisting conditions to reduce lost time

-Ensuring compliance with workers' comp and the ADA, FMLA, and other leave laws

-Treating and managing back injuries to reduce lost time -Return-to-work programs that will cut employer costs

The North Carolina Workers’ Comp Conference provides North Carolina employers straightforward answers from industry and subject matter experts that will help employers devise a strategy to lower workers’ comp risks and enhance current programs. Presenters will include experts from the legal, insurance, administrative, and health care fields.

Just a few of the presenters scheduled to appear:

Erin Taylor

Member

CRANFILL, SUMNER & HARTZOG, LLP

2007 North Carolina Workers' Comp Conference Chair

Karen Mastroianni, RN, MPH, COHN-S

Health and Safety Strategist

DIMENSIONS IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Brian J. Caveney, MD, JD, MPH

Clinical Associate, Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Karissa J. Davan, Esq.

Director of Claims Administration

NORTH CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION

Dr. Puneet Aggarwal

Interventional Spine Physician

CAROLINAS REHABILITATION

This program also includes case studies from:

Ralph Ellingsen

Divisional Safety Manager

JOHN DEERE

Donald Messer

Manager of Health and Safety

BLUE RIDGE PAPER PRODUCTS

The North Carolina Workers Comp Conference will create multiple opportunities to meet and network with industry experts and colleagues who also face challenging workers’ comp issues. Ask questions and get real answers. Top North Carolina organizations will provide proven tactics that have afforded them success with their workers’ comp programs.

For more information, visit http://www.ncwc-conf.com.

For over 30 years, Council has provided high-quality employment law, workers' comp, and HR training to human resource and other business professionals across the U.S. Over one million delegates have attended our programs to date! Our events provide innovative solutions to the workplace challenges you face every day, from FMLA compliance to managing an internal investigation and everything in between.

Media Contact:

Mike Fitton

Phone: 704-561-0255

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