Employers often struggle with understanding what regulations impact their illness and injury programs and how to remain compliant. During this webinar, Scott Cruz, Labor and Employment Attorney at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC, will provide attendees with a thorough analysis and discussion to help them understand the term disability under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, and will provide in-depth analysis covering the various available benefits including Long-Term Disability (LTD) and Short-Term Disability (STD), as well as their interplay with workers’ compensation benefits. The webinar will present 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. Finally, Scott will address several COVID-19 issues impacting the return-to-work situation for an injured worker.
1. Attendees will be able to define disability under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.
2. Attendees will be able to recognize the impacts of long-term disability (LTD) and short-term disability (STD) benefits toward achieving case closure.
3. Attendees will be able to identify some of the common return-to-work pitfalls to avoid related to an employee’s claim of disability and in this COVID era.