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WC Includes Lowry in “Forum” Panel on Workplace Violence

October 26, 2016

Michael Lowry (Partner-Las Vegas) joined a four-person panel convened by The Forum column in the August | September 2016 issue of The Claim & Litigation Management Alliance’s bi-monthly publication WC, the Workers’ Compensation magazine. The featured question was “What Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims Have You Seen Involving Workplace Violence?” Michael observed that, “If anything, it seems the severity of injuries in the extreme events has increased, leading to more public attention. However, the incident frequency may be in line with historical norms.” Other topics include actions to minimize the risk of workplace violence, the challenges of establishing a compensable claim, how panelists’ jurisdictions view the compensability of workplace fights, strategies to defend PTSD and other psychological claims, and balancing sympathy for a victim with the need to apply the law objectively.

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