There are just 7 days left for nominations for the 2019 Comp Laude® Awards. If you know of someone who is making a positive impact both for the workers’ compensation industry and the lives of injured workers, their name must be submitted by March 31, 2019. 

The Comp Laude® Awards recognize exceptional individuals within the workers’ compensation industry who are working to make a difference. People may be nominated for any of ten award categories. They are injured worker, applicant/claimant attorney, defense attorney, medical professional, doctor/physician, industry leader, employer, service provider/vendor, claims professional, and work comp philanthropy. The Comp Laude® award ceremony will take place on September 24, 2019.

To make a nomination, visit

Comp Laude® is also accepting content proposals until the end of the month. Proposed content should be fresh, engaging, and applicable to all audience levels. The conference aims to benefit all stakeholders within in the workers’ compensation industry, so providing top notch, relevant content is paramount. All general sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019. Chosen proposals will be notified in early April 2019.

To submit a proposal, click here.

Comp Laude® is the brainchild of the late David Depaolo. Depaolo, the founder and president of workcompcentral, wanted to change the narrative on workers’ compensation, and establish a platform to recognize the good work that goes on in our industry. We here at fully embrace and support that effort. 

The workers’ compensation industry has no trouble finding its share of bad news. Comp Laude® is an opportunity to recognize the unsung heroes who are working to change the industry for the better, as well as those who are going above and beyond in restoring the lives of injured workers. It is a chance to create and promote our own good news, and we should all be on board with that.

The 2019 Comp Laude® Awards and Gala will be held at the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, CA from September 23-25, 2019. The event promoters will tell you that it “aims to change the narrative of workers’ compensation to a more positive dialogue and bring all stakeholders to the table to participate in that conversation.”  

It is a worthy goal. You should nominate, and then attend. Conference passes can be purchased on

We’ll see you in September.

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