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Rusin & Maciorowski Presents: WorkCompCentral Webinar

Rusin & Maciorowski invites you to join us: WorkCompCentral Webinar – Sept. 13, 2017   There continue to be changes at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. We are excited to announce we are once again partnering with WorkCompCentral to Coordinate an Illinois Workers’ Compensation Webinar that will address the following: – The current composition of the IWCC – The impact of 2011 amendments…

Free Illinois Workers’ Compensation Webinar

We recently sponsored a live Illinois Workers’ Compensation Update and Seminar in June of 2016. I am pleased to partner with Work Comp Central for a webinar broadcast of the legal portion of our seminar on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. central standard time. If you were unable to attend our live event,…

Please Welcome: Molly R. Dearing

We are pleased to announce Molly R. Dearing has become associated with our firm. Molly Dearing is a former Arbitrator for the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. She is graduate of Southeastern Illinois College, the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and Southern Illinois University School of Law. After graduating from law school with honors, Molly went…

Save the Date for Our Spring Seminar Dinner

June 16, 2016 Medinah Country Club Please save the date for our spring seminar dinner this year. We are planning our client spring seminar and dinner for the afternoon of June 16, 2016 (changed from May 19, 2016). We will offer an accredited program at no cost to our clients. Once again, the event will…

Kisa P. Sthankiya Promoted to Partner

I am pleased to announce Kisa P. Sthankiya has been promoted to a partner with the firm. Kisa has been an aggressive advocate on behalf of the firm’s clients. She is a tireless worker driven to protect the client’s interests and obtain great results over the years. Kisa is well respected by clients, members of…

New Attorneys in Our Office

We are pleased to welcome Patrick J. Jesse and Kellie L. Mazzarella to our Workers’ Compensation Department to better serve our clients. Patrick J. Jesse is an experienced workers’ compensation defense attorney. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law, graduating cum laude in 2010. Patrick has past experience representing local Illinois…

Protecting Your Lien Recovery Rights

By Mark P. Rusin and Brett I. Levin   One of the most essential areas of successfully handling workers’ compensation claims is intelligent and aggressive recovery of the statutory liens afforded to employers and insurers for workers’ compensation benefits paid to employees who file civil lawsuits arising out of their on-the-job injuries. While minimizing exposure…

Amputations Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act mandates prompt PPD payment for injuries resulting in amputations. An employer’s failure to promptly recognize an amputation injury and make payment for the statutory loss can result in significant penalties being awarded for a delay in providing these benefits. Therefore, it is very important for any employer to recognize these…