A comprehensive program with more than 6 hours of training on Illinois workers' compensation practice from experienced attorneys on both sides of each issue, along with insights from Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission officials.
Learn about Illinois Appellate Court cases that significantly impact the practice, with important insights for both Petitioner’s and Respondent’s attorneys. Supreme Court Rule 138 and 735 ILCS 5/8-2901 will also be discussed.
Offers practical advice on how to establish and defend compensable hearing loss cases (Occupational Disease v. Workers’ Compensation Act), including how to determine the level of noise exposure for claims and the importance of audiogram studies. Also, includes how to determine permanent partial disability beyond audiograms.
A panel of distinguished decision-makers offers a unique perspective on their analysis of cases from arbitration-level proceedings through further reviews and appeals through the Commission and the Appellate Court.
Learn how to determine the date of accident in the context of repetitive trauma claims and how to establish and defend notice. Understand medical causation in the context of carpal tunnel injuries – are carpal tunnel injuries still compensable and, if so, are they still worth pursuing?