Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in our Philadelphia office, spoke at the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Workers’ Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference on March 11, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Zach was the moderator of a panel of insurance industry experts for the session “Loss Mitigation of High Value Workers’ Compensation Claims.” The panel discussed strategies for employers, self-insureds, insurance companies and third party administrators to maximize loss-control strategies for high value claims. In addition, the panel explained how to identify potential high value claims, cost drivers, ineffective prescription management, return to work programs, vocational rehabilitation, settlement strategy and hidden Medicare Set-Aside costs.
Zach is a Vice-Chair for the ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for 2015-2016. He focuses his practice 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. Zach has handled all aspects of litigation before workers’ compensation judges, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, the Commonwealth Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He routinely counsels employers, insurance carriers and third party administrators on claims management, workplace safety, return-to-work programs, employment practices and risk management. Zach is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2010 to 2014. Rising Stars are the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania who are 40 years old and younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.