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2018 Webinar: The Interplay of Occupational Accident Insurance, Workers’ Compensation and the Statutory Employee
September 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Workers’ Compensation Practice Group hosted a webinar on September 27, 2018, at 12:00pm central, entitled “The Interplay of Occupational Accident Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, and the Statutory Employee.”
About the Webinar:
The nature of the trucking industry lends itself to a unique blend of employee drivers, owner-operators, and/or independent contractors who all work to move goods in interstate commerce. In order to ensure that both drivers and their motor carriers are covered in the event of injury which occurs “on the job,” it is essential to have a basic understanding of the duties and other potential legal issues facing all parties in such cases. This presentation discusses the interplay of occupation accident insurance, workers’ compensation, and the statutory employee, in the event a driver is injured in the course and scope of his or her relationship with the motor carrier.
KEVIN ADRIAN is a Principal with the ALFA International law firm of Brown & James, P.C. in Saint Louis, Missouri. Mr. Adrian received his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, and is an honors graduate of the Saint Louis University School of Law. Mr. Adrian practices in Missouri and Illinois, and focuses his workers’ compensation practice on defense of employers, self-insured’s, and insurance carriers. Mr. Adrian also practices health care law, including defense of health care professionals in malpractice claims, and defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in product liability matters.
TORI ANDERSON is an associate with the ALFA International law firm of Young Clement Rivers, LLP (YCRLAW), in Charleston, South Carolina. She practices primarily with her firm’s Trucking and Transportation and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. Tori represents a wide array of nationwide and local clients, primarily with an emphasis on defending those clients in pending or threatened litigation in South Carolina and the Southeast; her team often handles catastrophic losses and accident investigations. Tori is a graduate of Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School and was awarded the Brigham Young University Public Interest Fellowship after graduation. Before coming to Young Clement Rivers, LLP, Tori served as a Charleston County Public Defender, during which she time handled a large and varied caseload and tried several cases to jury verdict.
SHANNON BLAIR is a Partner in the ALFA International law firm of Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP and is a member of the Employment & Labor Practice Group. She is a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Shannon’s practice focuses on California workers’ compensation law, including employer serious and willful misconduct, 132a and defense of independent contractor issues before the WCAB. She routinely represents Fortune 500 companies, self-insured employers, insurance carriers, small businesses operating under employee leasing programs or who work with independent contractors and employers who maintain high retention levels requiring strict oversight of their claims. Shannon began her career in-house as legal counsel for a third-party administrator litigating workers’ compensation claims for CBS and Paramount Studios. While in college she administered workers’ compensation claims at the Federal Aviation Administration. Shannon spends her free time working on her handicap with the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles golf league and the Executive Women’s Golf Association. The organizations support The First Tee and the SCGA Junior Golf Club.