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Lower Back Injury Claims

Webinar: ID# 1023084
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This webinar will teach you how to identify and defend work-related lower back injury claims. The class will discuss common lumbar injuries and treatment protocols before examining effective defenses to lower-back claims which will allow for a proactive, cost-efficient resolution.

Employers will also learn how to introduce safe work practices aimed at reducing and eliminating back injuries at work. The implementation of these proven methods will allow for effective cost containment and the minimization of future workers' compensation expenses.

This webinar will also apply the concepts learned to real-world scenarios by walking you step-by-step through recent lumbar-related workers' compensation claims.

Agenda

Define (Brief Introduction)
  • Define Work-Related Lumbar Injuries
  • The Effect of Work-Related Lumbar Injuries on the Employer
  • By Preventing the Injuries We Can Effectively Cost-Contain and Minimize the Expenses That Drive Our WC Cost up
Defend
  • Prior Injuries
  • Degenerative Conditions
  • Temporary Aggravation
  • Permanent Partial Impairment (PPI)
  • Medical Records/Diagnostics
Cases
  • Discussion of Recent Workers' Compensation Cases With Varying Results
About The Presenter

Jeanmarie Calcagno
  • Partner in the office of Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of Workers’ Compensation
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on Workers’ Compensation topics including: “Ask A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Anything,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Clients, Chicago December, 2015. “Causation In Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claims,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Clients, Chicago, March, 2015. “Workers’ Compensation Negotiation Strategies,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Clients, Chicago, May, 2014
  • Wrote several publications including: "Wage Differential May Not Necessarily Require Wage Loss", Bryce Downey & Lenkov Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, February, 2016; "Collateral Source Rule Does Not Apply To Workers’ Compensation Cases", Bryce Downey & Lenkov Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, February, 2016; "Commission Refuses To Award Respondent Costs Of Four Failed IMEs", Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, September 2015; "Does TTD Retire After Retirement?", Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, May 2015; "Simultaneous Permanency & Wage Differential Awards", Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, February 2015; "Temporary Total Disability Rewards Continue", Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, November 2014; "No Compensation for Employee Injured While Taking Shortcut to Parking Lot", Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, July 2014; "Compensation Denied To Petitioner Injured While On The Clock And En Route To Her Bus", Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, April, 2014
  • J.D. degree, Chicago Kent College of Law; M.B.A. degree, Illinois Institute of Technology; B.S. degree, commerce, DePaul University
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