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Sighinolfi Set to Begin Work on Workers' Compensation Board

March 2, 2011

Augusta, Maine – Paul Sighinolfi, 62, was sworn in Tuesday as Executive Director of the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board. Prior to this appointment, Sighinolfi lead Rudman & Winchell’s workers’ compensation practice group where he worked for nearly thirty years. Sighinolfi, of Brewer, co-authored Maine Employment Guide: Workers’ Compensation. In addition, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court appointed Sighinolfi to a three-year term on the Board of Overseers of the Bar in November 2002. He was reappointed for a second three-year term in 2005 where he served as the Vice Chair of the Board.

“I look forward to working with Paul,” said Governor Paul LePage. “Paul is an experienced attorney who has a thorough understanding of workers’ compensation issues which will benefit employees and employers of the State and I am pleased to have him on board.”

The general mission of the Maine Workers' Compensation Board is to serve the employees and employers of the State fairly and expeditiously by ensuring compliance with the workers' compensation laws, ensuring the prompt delivery of benefits legally due, promoting the prevention of disputes, utilizing dispute resolution to reduce litigation and facilitating labor-management cooperation.

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