Understanding Disability In The Workplace: LTD, STD, Workers' Compensation And Return To Work

Webinar: ID# 1023453
Recorded CD
About This Course:
Attend this webinar to gain a thorough understanding of disability under various states' workers' compensation statutes.

You also will be provided with an in-depth learning experience covering the various available benefits, including Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), and the interplay with workers' compensation benefits.

This webinar also presents specific strategies to assess return to work motivation, risks and factors which can impact a prolonged period of disability, and create barriers which influence return to work outcomes.


Definition of Disability Under State Statutes Benefits Available to Injured Workers
  • Workers' Compensation Benefits
  • Medical Benefits
  • Specific Loss and Disfigurement Benefits
Long Term Disability Benefits
Short Term Disability Benefits
Return to Work Strategy
  • Accessing Return to Work Opportunities
  • Motion, Risks and Factors
  • Barriers
  • Return to Work Process
  • Successful Outcomes
About The Presenters

Deborah A. Beck
  • Of Counsel to the firm in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson, LLP
  • Focuses practice on workers’ compensation defense litigation
  • Was the 2004 defense co-chair for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Has been a litigator since 1996, representing employers and carriers in all aspects of workers’ compensation from initial proceedings before the Bureau to appellate representation before the Commonwealth and Supreme Court
  • Has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar since 1996 and the New Jersey Bar since 1997
  • Certified as a Specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers' Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Co-presenter: The U.S. Constitution and How It Has Been Viewed Over Its History, Women for Greater Philadelphia Program, September 2016
  • B.A. degree in political science, Gannon University; J.D. degree, cum laude, Duquesne University
Zachary M. Rubinich
  • Partner in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson, LLP
  • Focuses on the defense of insurance carriers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators against workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania
  • Based on his extensive experience, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section has certified him as specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law
  • Handled all aspects of litigation before workers’ compensation judges, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, the Commonwealth Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Routinely counsels employers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators on claims management, workplace safety, return-to-work programs, employment practices and risk management
  • Recently re-appointed as vice-chair of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for 2016-2017
  • Preeminently rates in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and has been selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2010 to 2014
  • J.D. degree, Widener University School of Law; B.A. degree in political science and government, Lycoming College
Understanding Disability In The Workplace: LTD, STD, Workers' Compensation And Return To Work
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