Workers' Compensation Update - Fall 2017 [FAIRVEIW HEIGHTS]

October 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5.50 MCLE hours, including 1.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Presented by Workers' Compensation Law

Fairview Heights
Four Points by Sheraton
319 Fountains Pkwy
(map and directions)

 

Back by popular demand! Don’t miss this full-day seminar that arms you with the information you need to successfully handle your next workers’ compensation case! Labor and employment attorneys and workers’ compensation practitioners attending this seminar will better understand:

  • How orthopedic physicians diagnose and treat workers’ compensation injuries;
  • The recent rule changes at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission;
  • The ethical issues to avoid during your next workers’ compensation case;
  • How to prepare and present your arbitration case;
  • How to coordinate workers’ compensation benefits with the Public Employee Disability Act; and
  • Recent case law updates that may affect your client.


Program Coordinator:
John B. Adams
, Attorney at Law, Wisconsin

Program Moderator:
John B. Adams, Attorney at Law, Wisconsin

 

NOTE: Your registration includes access to electronic course materials that will be sent to you via email prior to the seminar. Printed course materials may be purchased for a nomial fee via the registration page.

 

Agenda

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Diagnosis and Treatment of Orthopedic Injuries
Get the information you need on how doctors diagnose and treat orthopedic injuries in workers’ compensation claims.
Dr. George A. Paletta, The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis, Chesterfield, MO

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.  Rule Changes at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission
Discover which rules changes at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and how they may affect you and your client during your next case.
Kenneth F. Werts, Craig & Craig, Mt. Vernon

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.  Break (beverage provided)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in Your Practice*
Learn how to avoid the ethical pitfalls that occasionally arise in workers’ compensation cases with this informative presentation.
Michael P. Downey, Downey Law Group LLC, St. Louis

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Presenting Your Case at the Arbitration Level
Don’t miss this discussion on how to prepare and present your arbitration case.
Melinda M. Rowe-Sullivan, Arbitrator, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Peoria
Christina S. Hemenway, Arbitrator, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Lincoln

 

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Coordinating Workers’ Compensation Benefits with the Public Employee Disability Act
If your workers compensation practice crosses paths with injured public employees, then you won’t want to miss this informative seminar that discusses how to coordinate workers’ compensation benefits with the Public Employee Disability Act.
Thomas W. Duda, Law Offices of Thomas W Duda, Palatine

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break (refreshments provided)

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.  Case Law Update
This segment explores recent case law updates that may affect your next workers’ compensation case.
Robert C. Nelson, Nelson & Nelson, Belleville

 

 

*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval