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.
Understand common issues regarding foundation for and admissibility of medical records, medical bills, doctor’s testimony and opinions. Learn how to get controversial evidence admitted (or object to some).
Understand a basic summary of worker compensation law, including a description of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, an outline of worker benefits under the Act, and an introduction to issues and practice before the Commission.
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.
Learn about the top tips you need to remember when taking or defending a doctor’s deposition from both the Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s perspective. Walk through parts of actual deposition transcripts to see how those best practices are successfully implemented.
Need help with tricky medical evidence issues in civil and work comp cases? This course will not only improve your understanding of basic anatomy and physiology and related medical terminology but will also teach you best practices for obtaining medical records, complying with HIPAA, taking doctors’ depositions and admitting medical evidence at trial. In addition, special focus will be given to the differences between evidentiary requirements in civil court and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
This reference guide provides a broad overview suitable for seasoned and new attorneys, legal assistants, and law clerks. Drawing on the experience and expertise of practicing attorneys, this publication offers clear, concise, and current information, best-practice tips, and relevant advice as well as statutory and caselaw references.
Petitioners’ and Respondents’ attorneys discuss ethical issues that may arise in the representation of workers' compensation clients, including: medical communications; potential conflicts regarding respondent employer vs. respondent insurance company; physician-patient privilege; and the attorney-client relationship.