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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…

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New Partner in Our Office

We are pleased to announce Jigar S. Desai is a partner with the firm as of January 2015. Jigar has been an extremely effective and tireless advocate on behalf of employers. He is well respected by clients, arbitrators, and opposing attorneys. We congratulate Jigar on this promotion and he looks forward to many more years…

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New Attorney in Our Office

We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth S. Watson who is joining our Civil Department. Elizabeth S. Watson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Journalism-Public Relations from Northern Illinois University in 2006. Elizabeth obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 2009. While in law school,…

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New Attorney In Our Office

We are pleased to welcome Douglas B. Keane who is joining our Civil Department. Douglas has extensive experience in the areas of personal injury, insurance defense, and civil litigation. Doug has successfully defended insurance companies and insureds before juries in Illinois and Missouri. He has extensive experience defending clients in trials, arbitrations, mediations, depositions, and…

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Carbondale Office Relocated

Rusin & Maciorowski, Ltd.’s Carbondale office has relocated. Please note our new location: New address: Rusin & Maciorowski, Ltd. 231 West Main Street, Suite 2E Carbondale, IL 62901 Phone, fax and email remain the same: Main: (618) 351-8100 Fax: (618) 351-8109

Name Change Announcement

Effective September 17, 2014, our firm name is changed from Rusin, Maciorowski & Friedman, Ltd. to RUSIN & MACIOROWSKI, LTD. Our firm address, telephone numbers, website address and email addresses will remain the same. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be updating our firm letterhead and website to reflect our new name.

Permanent Partial Disability Evaluations Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act – Application of AMA Guidelines

**Click on a section in the table of contents to jump to that section.** Download a PDF version of this newsletter here.   INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY   STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR PERMANENT DISABILITY AWARDS   RATES   2011 AMENDMENTS AND THE INTRODUCTION OF AMA GUIDELINES   ANALYSIS OF STATUTORY CHANGE   IMPACT OF IMPAIRMENT RATINGS ON…

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New Attorney In Our Office

We are pleased to welcome Jaclyn Jednachowski who is joining our Workers’ Compensation Department. Jaclyn earned a Bachelor in Political Science with minors in History and Business from Indiana University in 2006. Jaclyn went on to earn her Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in 2010. Jaclyn was admitted into the Illinois Bar in…

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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…

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