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10th Annual Workers' Compensation Institute: Handling Workers’ Compensation Cases With Complex Issues

You won’t want to miss this terrific annual opportunity to get crucial updates and to learn about the latest developments in workers' compensation practice directly from Commissioners, Arbitrators and experienced workers’ comp attorneys.
Credits: 3 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 2.5 Other PR
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Thursday, March 2, 2023
Chicago (UBS Tower) & Live Webcast
*Petitioner’s Perspective
**Respondent’s Perspective

# IICLE® Author


*** Includes FREE Online On-Demand Bonus Session***

Medicare Set-Aside Update
(0.75 CLE credit. Program available in your IICLE online accout for on-demand viewing post-program.)
 

New Rules for Funding MSA - Must MSA be Approved by CMS - How to Protect Employer and Employee in Settlement Contracts

John V. Cattie, Jr.,  Cattie & Gonzalez, PLLC, Charlotte
Rafael Gonzalez, Cattie & Gonzalez, PLLC, Charlotte

 

Program Agenda

8:55 – 9:00   Welcoming Announcements
David M. Barish, Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, Chicago           

                       

9:00 – 9:15    Opening Remarks by Chairman Michael Brennan, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

                                   

9:15 – 10:00   Caselaw Update
Learn about recent Illinois Appellate Court cases that significantly impact the practice, with important insights for both Petitioner’s and Respondent’s attorneys.
Arnold G. RubinRubin Law Group, Ltd., Chicago      


10:00 – 10:15   Break


10:15 - 11:00   Choice of Medical

  •   Preferred Provider Programs
  •   Collective Bargaining Agreement
  •   Chain of Referrals
  •   Effect of Treating with Doctor Outside Chain of Referrals

Francis J. Lynch, Wolter, Beeman, Lynch & Londrigan, Springfield*
Paul A. Krauter, Evans & Dixon LLC, Chicago**#     

                               

11:00 – 11:45   How to Prove and Dispute Medical Causation

  •   Proving Causation in the Underlying Case (Legal Standard-SISBRO)
  •   Does Causation Standard Change in 19(h) Proceeding
  •   How Does Vogel Impact Causation
  •   Importance of Basing Opinion Upon a Reasonable Degree of Medical and Surgical Certainty-What Does This Mean?

Richard K. Johnson, Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, Chicago*#
Kisa P. Sthankiya, Rusin & Maciorowski, Chicago**


11:45 – 12:30   Lunch Break


12:30 - 1:15   Handling Review Hearings involving 19(h) and 8(a) Issues: Perspectives from Commissioners and Attorneys 
Commissioner Deborah J. Baker,
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago 
Commissioner Kathryn Doerries, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago 
John J. Castaneda, Castaneda Law Office, Chicago* 
Tammy A. Paquette, Hennessy & Roach, P.C., Chicago** 


1:15 – 1:45   How Do Evidentiary Rulings Impact Appeals?
(0.5 professional responsibility)

  •   Harmless Error
  •   What Constitutes Reversible Error
  •   How to Preserve Objections

Jack Cannon, Shannon Law Group, P.C., Chicago*
Brian Koch, Wiedner & McAuliffe, Chicago**              


1:45 – 2:30   Negotiating Terms of Settlement Contracts in Disputed Cases
(0.75 professional responsibility)

  •   Effect of Group Health Payments
  •   How to Handle STD and LTD Payments
  •   MSA Preparation; Who Has the Right to Prepare; Is it Practical for Petitioner to Prepare

Philip A. Bareck, Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, Chicago*
James Clune, Garofalo, Schreiber, Storm & Grant, Chtd., Chicago**#


2:30 – 2:45    Break


2:45 – 3:15   Tips for Appellate Practice
(0.50 professional responsibility)

  •   Dismissal of Case
  •   Actions That May Trigger Legal Malpractice Lawsuits

Justice William E. Holdridge, Third District Appellate Court of Illinois, Peoria
David M. Barish, Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, Chicago
Arnold G. RubinRubin Law Group, Ltd., Chicago


3:15 – 4:00   Arbitrator Management of Difficult Cases
(0.75 professional responsibility)

  •   Multiple Witnesses
  •   Viewing the Scene
  •   Testimony of Expert Witnesses (in person, deposition, video deposition)
  •   Lay Witness (deposition, video deposition)                         

 Arbitrator Kurt Carlson, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago
 Arbitrator Stephen Friedman, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago#

4:00                              Adjourn



 

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Thursday, March 2, 2023
Chicago (UBS Tower) & Live Webcast
*Petitioner’s Perspective
**Respondent’s Perspective

# IICLE® Author


*** Includes FREE Online On-Demand Bonus Session***

Medicare Set-Aside Update
(0.75 CLE credit. Program available in your IICLE online accout for on-demand viewing post-program.)
 

New Rules for Funding MSA - Must MSA be Approved by CMS - How to Protect Employer and Employee in Settlement Contracts

John V. Cattie, Jr.,  Cattie & Gonzalez, PLLC, Charlotte
Rafael Gonzalez, Cattie & Gonzalez, PLLC, Charlotte

 

Program Agenda

8:55 – 9:00   Welcoming Announcements
David M. Barish, Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, Chicago           

                       

9:00 – 9:15    Opening Remarks by Chairman Michael Brennan, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

                                   

9:15 – 10:00   Caselaw Update
Learn about recent Illinois Appellate Court cases that significantly impact the practice, with important insights for both Petitioner’s and Respondent’s attorneys.
Arnold G. RubinRubin Law Group, Ltd., Chicago      


10:00 – 10:15   Break


10:15 - 11:00   Choice of Medical

  •   Preferred Provider Programs
  •   Collective Bargaining Agreement
  •   Chain of Referrals
  •   Effect of Treating with Doctor Outside Chain of Referrals

Francis J. Lynch, Wolter, Beeman, Lynch & Londrigan, Springfield*
Paul A. Krauter, Evans & Dixon LLC, Chicago**#     

                               

11:00 – 11:45   How to Prove and Dispute Medical Causation

  •   Proving Causation in the Underlying Case (Legal Standard-SISBRO)
  •   Does Causation Standard Change in 19(h) Proceeding
  •   How Does Vogel Impact Causation
  •   Importance of Basing Opinion Upon a Reasonable Degree of Medical and Surgical Certainty-What Does This Mean?

Richard K. Johnson, Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, Chicago*#
Kisa P. Sthankiya, Rusin & Maciorowski, Chicago**


11:45 – 12:30   Lunch Break


12:30 - 1:15   Handling Review Hearings involving 19(h) and 8(a) Issues: Perspectives from Commissioners and Attorneys 
Commissioner Deborah J. Baker,
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago 
Commissioner Kathryn Doerries, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago 
John J. Castaneda, Castaneda Law Office, Chicago* 
Tammy A. Paquette, Hennessy & Roach, P.C., Chicago** 


1:15 – 1:45   How Do Evidentiary Rulings Impact Appeals?
(0.5 professional responsibility)

  •   Harmless Error
  •   What Constitutes Reversible Error
  •   How to Preserve Objections

Jack Cannon, Shannon Law Group, P.C., Chicago*
Brian Koch, Wiedner & McAuliffe, Chicago**              


1:45 – 2:30   Negotiating Terms of Settlement Contracts in Disputed Cases
(0.75 professional responsibility)

  •   Effect of Group Health Payments
  •   How to Handle STD and LTD Payments
  •   MSA Preparation; Who Has the Right to Prepare; Is it Practical for Petitioner to Prepare

Philip A. Bareck, Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, Chicago*
James Clune, Garofalo, Schreiber, Storm & Grant, Chtd., Chicago**#


2:30 – 2:45    Break


2:45 – 3:15   Tips for Appellate Practice
(0.50 professional responsibility)

  •   Dismissal of Case
  •   Actions That May Trigger Legal Malpractice Lawsuits

Justice William E. Holdridge, Third District Appellate Court of Illinois, Peoria
David M. Barish, Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, Chicago
Arnold G. RubinRubin Law Group, Ltd., Chicago


3:15 – 4:00   Arbitrator Management of Difficult Cases
(0.75 professional responsibility)

  •   Multiple Witnesses
  •   Viewing the Scene
  •   Testimony of Expert Witnesses (in person, deposition, video deposition)
  •   Lay Witness (deposition, video deposition)                         

 Arbitrator Kurt Carlson, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago
 Arbitrator Stephen Friedman, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago#

4:00                              Adjourn



 

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Program Date03/02/2023
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