On October 20, 2021, Partner Zachary Rubinich and Associate Nicolas Pedone presented a national Workers’ Compensation webinar for Lorman entitled Work Injuries in the Health Care Field. During the hour long live webinar, Zach and Nick addressed numerous topics including compensability, exclusivity, medical treatment, workers’ compensation benefits, settlements and COVID-19 recent development in the health care field. The webinar provided employer representatives with guidance on investigation, evaluation, handling and settlement of work injury claims for injured workers in the health care industry. Special emphasis was given to strategies for mitigation of costly workers’ compensation claims involving injured health care employees including appropriate medical treatment, return to work programs and reasonable settlements to avoid protracted litigation. Finally, various states’ legislation and case law concerning the COVID-19 “rebuttable presumption” for essential employees was analyzed and discussed.
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