Thursday, February 4, 2021


Webinar 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.




5 Featured Presenters

Millennium Seminars | Moving Professionals Forward

Designed for Practitioners, Physicians and Insurance Professionals, Millennium Seminars are created to help workers’ compensation practitioners develop and improve skills needed in the handling of workers’ compensation cases. 

The one-day seminar approach is comprehensive with a keen focus on critical information for those who are learning workers’ compensation as well as more seasoned practitioners. The goal of the company is to provide timely case law updates, an understanding of the key statutes and essential defenses, valuable medical insight, and viewpoints from panelists who are experts in their field.

Our audience is always participatory and interactive, and attendees come from all areas of the workers’ compensation world including adjusters, supervisors, attorneys, physicians, nurses, investigators, HR managers, managed care professionals, and all sizes of employers in both the public and private sector. The rapport that develops among attendees, speakers, and vendors has made Millennium Seminars successful in its primary mission of educating practitioners about current workers’ compensation law and trends.

“Excellent topics which cover all aspects of WC. I would strongly recommend for all levels of claim representatives and employers.”
Lisa Graiff – CCMSI – September 12, 2019

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

The Main Defenses You Need to Know In New Jersey Workers’ Comp

  • Idiopathic claim defense
  • Statute of limitations defenses
  • Personal risk defense
  • Defenses to COVID claims
  • Premises rule defenses
  • Recreational and social activity defenses
  • Perez defenses based on NJSA 34:15-36
  • Deviation from and abandonment of employment

John H. Geaney, Esq. & Katherine H. Geist, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

10:00 - 10:10 a.m.

10-Minute Break

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Maximizing Utility of Initial Accident Statements, Social Media Searches and Field Surveillance

10:10 - 11:10 a.m.


  • Raymond Blanchfield, Claims Manager, Farm Family Insurance
  • Robert O’Brien, President, Atlantic Security International Investigations, Inc


  • How to do effective initial investigation and obtain helpful statements
  • Making sure information from adjusters gets to the surveillance team
  • Effective searches of social media postings
  • Why employment searches can make a big difference in workers’ comp
  • How to optimize field surveillance and increase the chances of success
  • Creative and collaborative approaches to investigation
  • What it takes to build a solid fraud case in New Jersey comp

John H. Geaney, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

11:10 - 11:20 a.m.

10-Minute Break

Email Questions to Presenters

11:20 - 12:20 p.m.

Everything You Wanted to Ask a Neurosurgeon About Spine Cases: A Question and Answer Session With Webinar Attendees

  • Are there certain spine procedures that involve higher risk than others?
  • Why do radiologists often differ from surgeons in reading actual spine films?
  • What injections make sense for each type of injury?
  • What is the appropriate role of opiates post-surgery?
  • When should fusion surgery be avoided and when should it be considered?
  • How significant is a long cigarette smoking history in recovery from spine surgery?
  • What is the controversy over discograms and are they worth the risk?

William Mitchell, M.D. | Neurosurgical & Spinal Specialists

John H. Geaney, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

Moderator | John H. Geaney, Esq.

John H. Geaney, Esq.

John H. Geaney, Esq. is Chairman of Capehart Scatchard’s Executive Committee. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law attorney, Mr. Geaney is active in the New Jersey Self Insurers Association (Membership and Program Committees) as well as Kids’ Chance of New Jersey. Mr. Geaney is a member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network and is a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. He is the author of Geaney’s New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Manual for Practitioners, Physicians, Adjusters, and Employers.

John H. Geaney, Esq. concentrates his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, third-party administrators, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation, and the representation of employers with respect to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Featured Speakers

Katherine H. Geist, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Raymond Blanchfield

Workers' Compensation Claims Manager, Farm Family Insurance Company

Robert O’Brien

President/Principal of Atlantic Security International Investigations, Inc.

William Mitchell, M.D.

Neurosurgical & Spinal Specialists



Frequently Asked Questions

Is this seminar eligible for CLE or CCM credits?

No, this seminar is not eligible for CLE and CCM credits.

What is the cancellation policy?

Replacement registrants are welcome. If you cancel one week in advance, you will receive a full refund less a $25.00 service charge. Otherwise, no refund will be provided for cancellation within six days of the seminar. In the event of a loss of seminar fee because of late registration, you can apply the fee to another Millennium Seminar within one year of the date of this seminar. If a seminar is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

Is there an incentive for signing up early?

Yes! The first fifteen (15) registrants will receive a courtesy copy of Geaney’s New 2019 Workers’ Compensation Manual sold by NJICLE for $220.

Do you accept walk-ins registrations?

Yes! Walk-ins are welcome. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. The seating for the seminar is classroom style in a spacious room.

Who can I contact if I require special accommodations?

If you should need any special requirements, such as wheelchair access, please provide us this information at least seven days prior to the seminar by calling 609-234-1776.