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).
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.
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.