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Defending Illinois Workers' Comp Claims

OnDemand Webinar (87 minutes)

This OnDemand Webinar will address defense strategies that can be employed on some of the more complex fact scenarios often faced in today's workers' compensation arena. The focus will be on successfully asserting those defenses to limit exposure and close files at the lowest cost to the employer.

Authors

James M. Voelker, Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen PC

Agenda

News From the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

• Workers' Compensation Reform

• Statutory Changes

Defending Wage Differential Claims

• Elements of Proof

• Calculating the Exposure

• Defense Strategies

Defending Repetitive Trauma Claims

• What Constitutes a Repetitive Job?

• Causal Connection Standard

• Defense Strategies

Independent Medical Exams

• Do I Need One?

• What Kind of Expert Do I Need?

• How Do I Achieve the Best Result?

Medicare Issues

• MSA Thresholds

• Disputed Cases

• Selecting an MSA Vendor