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WEB055-2023

WEB055-2023

Live on Aug 22, 2023 11 am – 12 pm Eastern

FREEZE THE FACTS: The role of aggressive accident investigation and claim mitigation.

By William A. Lowry

 

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Topic Overview:

Every alleged work accident should be seen as a learning opportunity – – an opportunity to assess what precautions may be taken in order to avoid future similar occurrences, an opportunity to aggressively investigate each alleged accident and an opportunity to mitigate costs associated with each claim.  Adopting the approach of aggressive accident investigation and a commitment to claim mitigation will allow you to close open matters in a timely fashion and reduce your overall workers’ compensation costs.  An aggressive and fair workers’ compensation program will also strengthen the relationship between the employee and the employer, as communication is the linchpin of an effectively managed workers' compensation program.  Remember, employers can win workers’ compensation cases but in order to do so, employers must first FREEZE THE FACTS and embrace the role of aggressive accident investigation and claim mitigation. 

 

Objectives:

Promote immediate accident investigation and foster the mitigation of costs associated with each claim.

Promote a fair and comprehensive workers’ compensation program which will strengthen the relationships between employees and employers.

Promote the prompt closure of open workers’ compensation cases, as the best case is a closed case.

 

Speaker Bio:

Bill Lowry is president of Nyhan and is responsible for law firm policies, hiring, financial planning, attorney education, and strategic planning. He concentrates his trial and appellate practice on Workers’ Compensation and Employer Liability on behalf of self-insured and insured businesses. He collaborates with members of the business caucus and members of the General Assembly in Springfield to draft workers’ compensation legislation.

 

Bill has also served as the Cook County Commissioner of the 3rd District since 2018. Prior to this position, he was appointed by the Illinois governor as a member of the State’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board from 2012 to 2015 and as Vice-Chair of the Illinois Capital Development Board from 2014 to 2018.

 

Committed to growing the communities of Chicagoland, including the legal community, Bill is a sought-after speaker and board member. Bill also publishes on topics germane to his practice and to the community at large.

 

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Type of Activity: Knowledge

 

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Continuing education Contact Hour: This activity awards one (1) contact hour.

 

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 17664.

 

Conflict of Interest: A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about healthcare products or services of a commercial company with which she/he has a financial, professional or personal relationship.

 

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