Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in the Workers’ Compensation Section in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, will present a webinar entitled Handling Complex Workplace Injury Claims for Clear Law Institute on December 17, 2014, at 3 p.m.
This webinar will focus on the evaluation, litigation, exposure reduction and settlement for various types of complex workplace injuries, including injuries to the spine, upper extremities, foot and ankle as well as mild to moderate brain injuries. Mr. Rubinich will discuss basic anatomy, diagnostic testing, medical management and treatment options for workplace injuries. There will be a focus on selection, preparation and testimony of medical expert witnesses. Additional issues such as return to work programs, trial tactics, evidence, and ethical considerations will also be covered. The webinar will also highlight evaluation, negotiation and settlement of complex workers’ compensation claims. The webinar is designed to give an overview to workers’ compensation attorneys, risk managers, insurance claims professionals and human resource department members in order to improve the handling and defense of these complex claims while reducing costs.
Mr. Rubinich is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP. 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. He was recently selected as a member of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for 2014-2015. Zach is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2010 to 2014. He earned his J.D. degree from Widener University Commonwealth Law School and a B.A. degree in political science and government from Lycoming College.