PHOTO: Lora Northen, Esq., (far left) and Nicholas Dibble, Esq., (far right)
Capehart Scatchard Shareholders, Lora Northen, Esq. and Nicholas Dibble, Esq., spoke at the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network’s (NWCDN) Regional Spring Conference held at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing on April 28, 2022.
In addition to serving as co-moderator of the one-day conference, Ms. Northen served as moderator in a panel discussion entitled, “The Dos and Don’ts of Handling Claims – An Interactive Discussion with a Panel of Industry Experts.” The panelists, all claims and safety managers from large corporations, shared their experience with initiating claims and communicating with injured workers. They also provided insight on what to expect of your counsel, medical providers, vendors, and key communication points.
Mr. Dibble served as moderator in a candid discussion with Robert Wilson, President & CEO of Workerscompensation.com, LLC. Mr. Wilson shared his thoughts on how the workers’ compensation industry changed (and has not changed) in the past two years and what to expect going forward. Additionally, he discussed the “great tsunami” of pending retirements as well as how companies can address the staffing issues currently facing third party administrators, staffing agencies and the industry as a whole.
Ms. Northen, past president of NWCDN, focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers. Certified as a trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in Workers’ Compensation Law, Ms. Northen is a member of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Burlington County and Camden County Bar Associations. Ms. Northen is also a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for the American Bar Association.
Mr. Dibble represents insurance carriers and employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims at all stages of litigation. He received his law degree from Rutgers Law School in Camden and his B.A. degree in Political Science from Haverford College. Upon law school graduation, Mr. Dibble worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Benjamin C. Telsey, Superior Court of New Jersey, in Bridgeton, NJ.