Workers who suffer a significant head/brain injury will often require substantial and costly medical and rehabilitation treatment that can keep them out of work for lengthy periods of time.

The Washington State Industrial Fund reported on 797 cases of work outcomes after traumatic brain injury.

Of these cases:

9% had no disability
53% had temporary disability and
31% had permanent disability

Due to the nature of these injuries and their costs, employers, insurers and self-insurers are becoming more aggressive in managing and defending these types of workers’ compensation claims. No longer are these cases accepted without objective proof of injury.

At the forefront of managing and defending these types of claims is Attorney Susan Conley of Arthur, Chapman & Kettering.

Attorney Conley will be presenting MANAGING AND DEFENDING HEAD/BRAIN INJURIES at the SEAK National Workers Compensation & Occupational Medicine Conference which is being held July 16-18th 2013 on Cape Cod, MA.

Attorney Conley will discuss how brain injuries and head injuries differ and will review the mechanism of a brain injury.  She will explain the legal and medical significance of imaging studies, medical records, loss of consciousness, and neuropsychological testing. Attorney Conley will demonstrate, with the use of case studies, the red flags for delayed recovery and return to work after head/brain injuries. She will offer practical suggestions for the effective use of objective findings, test results, and the use of experts for the management and defense of head and brain injuries.


Steven Babitsky, Esq. is a former Workers’ Compensation Attorney and is the leader of the conference.