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6th Annual Workers' Compensation Institute: Handling Difficult Cases (2019)

The 2019 Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute offers more than 6 hours of training focused on strategies and tactics for the difficult workers' compensation cases.
Credits: 5.25 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 1 Other PR

Agenda


 *Petitioner’s/Plaintiff’s Perspective

**Respondent’s/Defense Perspective

Program Moderator: David M. Barish, Katz Friedman Eagle Eisenstein Johnson & Bareck, Chicago 

Opening remarks: Chairman Joann Fratianni, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago

Case Law Update
This session will provide a review of important recent Illinois Appellate Court cases that significantly impact the practice, from the perspective of both Petitioners and Respondents.
Arnold G. Rubin, Rubin Law Group, Ltd., Chicago

 HANDLING DIFFICULT CASES

Proving and Defending Repetitive Trauma Claims
Learn how to determine the date of accident in the context of repetitive trauma claims, as well as 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?
Jack Cannon, Healy Scanlon Law Firm, Chicago*
Brian Koch, Wiedner & McAuliffe, Chicago**

Occupational Diseases Cases
Understand special rules relating to Statute of Limitations. Get practice tips about proving and defending exposure and medical causation.
Richard K. Johnson, Katz Friedman Eagle Eisenstein Johnson & Bareck, Chicago*
Joseph Basile, Attorney at Law, Chicago**

Hearing Loss Cases
Obtain practical advice about how to establish and defend compensable hearing loss cases (Occupational Disease v. Workers’ Compensation Act).  Understand how to determine level of noise exposure for claim as well as the importance of audiogram studies. Learn how to determine permanent partial disability beyond audiograms.
Philip A. Bareck, Katz Friedman Eagle Eisenstein Johnson & Bareck, Chicago*
James Clune, Garofalo, Schreiber & Storm, Chtd., Chicago**

Proving and Defending Claims for Medical Bills
Comprehend how to establish the amount of a bill through Medical Fee Schedule or negotiated rate. Appreciate the effect of payment of group insurance or Medicare payments. Learn how to negotiate 8(j) hold harmless agreements and handle 8(j) claims at the time of hearing.  Obtain practical pointers for the medical bill “paper-chase.”
John J. Castaneda, Castaneda Law Office, Chicago*
Valerie J. Peiler, Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C., Chicago**

Judicial Corner
Learn about current issues in the workers’ compensation practice from an Arbitrator, a Commissioner, and an Appellate Court Justice.  How do their unique roles as decision-makers impact their analyses of workers’ compensation cases? Learn about their expectations of attorneys, as well as whether any tensions exist between the different perspectives they bring.
David M. Barish and Arnold G. Rubin, Panel Moderators
Justice William E. Holdridge, Third District Appellate Court of Illinois, Ottawa
Commissioner Michael Brennan, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago
Arbitrator Stephen Friedman, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago

Ethical Concerns Presented by Handling Cases for Undocumented Immigrants
(1.0 Professional Responsibility)
What substantive rights are available under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act? Work through practical problems presenting ethical issues for both Petitioner’s and Respondent’s attorneys. Learn how immigration status affects vocational rehabilitation and how those vocational issues influence decisions made by attorneys.  Understand the judicial viewpoint about the ethical dilemmas presented by these cases.
Arbitrator Kurt Carlson, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago
Mario Basurto, Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, Chicago
Jose Rivero,
Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti, P.C., Chicago

 

 

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Agenda


 *Petitioner’s/Plaintiff’s Perspective

**Respondent’s/Defense Perspective

Program Moderator: David M. Barish, Katz Friedman Eagle Eisenstein Johnson & Bareck, Chicago 

Opening remarks: Chairman Joann Fratianni, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago

Case Law Update
This session will provide a review of important recent Illinois Appellate Court cases that significantly impact the practice, from the perspective of both Petitioners and Respondents.
Arnold G. Rubin, Rubin Law Group, Ltd., Chicago

 HANDLING DIFFICULT CASES

Proving and Defending Repetitive Trauma Claims
Learn how to determine the date of accident in the context of repetitive trauma claims, as well as 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?
Jack Cannon, Healy Scanlon Law Firm, Chicago*
Brian Koch, Wiedner & McAuliffe, Chicago**

Occupational Diseases Cases
Understand special rules relating to Statute of Limitations. Get practice tips about proving and defending exposure and medical causation.
Richard K. Johnson, Katz Friedman Eagle Eisenstein Johnson & Bareck, Chicago*
Joseph Basile, Attorney at Law, Chicago**

Hearing Loss Cases
Obtain practical advice about how to establish and defend compensable hearing loss cases (Occupational Disease v. Workers’ Compensation Act).  Understand how to determine level of noise exposure for claim as well as the importance of audiogram studies. Learn how to determine permanent partial disability beyond audiograms.
Philip A. Bareck, Katz Friedman Eagle Eisenstein Johnson & Bareck, Chicago*
James Clune, Garofalo, Schreiber & Storm, Chtd., Chicago**

Proving and Defending Claims for Medical Bills
Comprehend how to establish the amount of a bill through Medical Fee Schedule or negotiated rate. Appreciate the effect of payment of group insurance or Medicare payments. Learn how to negotiate 8(j) hold harmless agreements and handle 8(j) claims at the time of hearing.  Obtain practical pointers for the medical bill “paper-chase.”
John J. Castaneda, Castaneda Law Office, Chicago*
Valerie J. Peiler, Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C., Chicago**

Judicial Corner
Learn about current issues in the workers’ compensation practice from an Arbitrator, a Commissioner, and an Appellate Court Justice.  How do their unique roles as decision-makers impact their analyses of workers’ compensation cases? Learn about their expectations of attorneys, as well as whether any tensions exist between the different perspectives they bring.
David M. Barish and Arnold G. Rubin, Panel Moderators
Justice William E. Holdridge, Third District Appellate Court of Illinois, Ottawa
Commissioner Michael Brennan, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago
Arbitrator Stephen Friedman, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago

Ethical Concerns Presented by Handling Cases for Undocumented Immigrants
(1.0 Professional Responsibility)
What substantive rights are available under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act? Work through practical problems presenting ethical issues for both Petitioner’s and Respondent’s attorneys. Learn how immigration status affects vocational rehabilitation and how those vocational issues influence decisions made by attorneys.  Understand the judicial viewpoint about the ethical dilemmas presented by these cases.
Arbitrator Kurt Carlson, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago
Mario Basurto, Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, Chicago
Jose Rivero,
Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti, P.C., Chicago

 

 

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Program Date3/7/2019
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