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Unraveling the Impact of AI In Workers’ Compensation Practice

This course examines how Artificial Intelligence impacts practice before the Worker's Compensation commission, as well as the before the Appellate Court? The course includes a discussion of what AI is, AI tools that are available, their limitations, and the ethics of AI use in legal practice. It includes discussion of how this technology can impact work done before the Workers' Compensation Commission and Appellate Courts.

Navigating Transitions: Safeguarding Worker & Employer Interests in Work Comp Cases

This course addresses Workers' Compensation cases in which a worker is not returning to their previous employment. Topics addressed include: Cases with accepted and disputed body parts, periods of lost time, medical bills, Social Security implications, pension funds, group insurance liens, and Medicare Advantage plans.

Medicare Set Aside Update and Review

This course provides discussion and updates on three areas of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act: 1. Mandatory Insurer Reporting 2. Conditional Payment Reimbursement 3. Future Medical Consideration.

Handling Death Cases

This course addresses topics associated with death cases in Workers' Compensation. The discussion includes establishing beneficiaries, what benefits are available to beneficiaries, and what benefits are payable when workers die of causes unrelated to accident.

The Continuing Problems of Analyzing Medical Bills

This course deals with issues surrounding medical bill analysis in Workers' Compensation cases. If medical bills are protected in the terms along with Utilization Review, how is amount due determined? How can utilization review disputes be resolved? How can co-payments be recovered.

Proving and Defending Cases Under Section 8(d)1 v. “Loss of Occupation” under 8(d)2

This course examines the advantages and disadvantages of the remedies under 8(d)1 and 8(d)2 of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. It does this by analyzing fact situations that could be pursued under these theories of recovery; what evidence is required to prove and defend these cases; and proving suitable employment with a job search.

National Tea Revisited

This course discusses whether the goals of vocational rehabilitation are being met. It also looks back on the National Tea decision, that set the guidelines for later work in this area.

Decoding Benefits: Unraveling the Complexities of TTD, TPD, and Maintenance

This course discusses Temporary Total Disability (TTD), Temporary Partial Disability (TPD), and maintenance benefits. It also addresses strategies used to prove or disprove the need for these benefits.

2024 Workers' Compensation Caselaw Update

Arnold G. Rubin presents recent Illinois Appellate Court cases that significantly impact Workers' Compensation practice, with important insights for both Petitioner's and Respondent's attorneys.

An Introduction to the Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act

This course provides an introduction and overview of Illinois’ Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act. It includes a discussion of some of the issues faced by the state, and prospective businesses, in implementing the law, as well as a general outline of what the law includes.

Leasing, Security Deposits, and Evictions in Illinois

This course focuses on the various aspects of leasing, security deposits and evictions in Illinois. Included are discussions of the general processes as outlined by state law, as well as special circumstances to consider when addressing issues in Cook County or Chicago.

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes – Who Watches the Watchers?

More elders are dependent on third parties for daily care. This, combined with the facts that they have more financial resources than previous generations are living longer, have led to a major reshaping of elder care facilities. Long term care institutions and hospices are now almost entirely profit driven and often owned by investors rather than health care professionals.

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