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Beth Smith – What’s Covered? Workers’ Compensation 101

Saturday, August 7, 2021 @ 10am

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Show Topic:
Pre-existing injuries, emotional wellness, stress, a skiing accident—are they covered by workers’ compensation?

Understanding the ins and outs of how workers’ compensation works, when the first report of injury is necessary, and how it could affect your business operations is confusing and complex.

Add into the discussion that often times an employee’s work-related injury could make them eligible for an accommodation under the ADA and/or time away from work under a state or federal paid (or unpaid) leave law. Most people’s heads begin to spin.

Join Tawny as she talks to Elizabeth Smith of Verrill. They dig into some of the most common workers’ compensation nightmares that keep companies up at night and share tips and tricks to help you better navigate the intricacies of the system.

About The Guest:

Elizabeth Smith
Counsel, Employment, and Labor Group

Beth has litigated numerous employment and labor law matters in the course of her practice, primarily defending claims brought against Maine employers.

She has handled cases at all stages of litigation before state and federal trial courts, state and federal administrative agencies, and the Maine Supreme Judicial Court sitting as the Law Court. Beth has a particular depth of knowledge in workers’ compensation law, including the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

Beth is a member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN), and an American Bar Association College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Fellow.