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.
Learn how to prove and defend occupational disease cases using the Act's statutory presumptions, including the rebuttable presumption (which is applicable in cases involving firefighters). Understand special rules relating to statutes of limitations. Get practice tips about proving and defending exposure and medical causation.
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 establish the amount of a bill through Medical Fee Schedule or negotiated rate and understand 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. Get practical pointers for the medical bill “paper-chase.”