Zachary Rubinich, Mary Bergmann Co-Presenting Virtual Webinar On Workers’ Comp, Return To Work



Zachary Rubinich, Esquire, a Partner in our Philadelphia, PA office and Mary Bergmann, Esquire, an Associate in our New York City and Long Island offices, will be co-presenting a virtual webinar for Lorman on September 23, 2020 on the topic of “Understanding Disability in the Workplace: LTD, STD, Workers’ Compensation and Return to Work.” During this webinar, Mr. Rubinich and Ms. Bergmann will teach the attendees the meaning of the term “Disability” under various state workers’ compensation statutes. The attendees will learn the impacts of Long Term Disability (LTD) and Short Term Disability (STD) benefits on  the receipt of workers’ compensation benefits. Mr. Rubinich and Ms. Bergman will discuss various issues concerning return to work strategies for injured workers during this COVID-19 pandemic in order to achieve successful and efficient return to work outcomes.  They will discuss how to identify some of the common return to work pitfalls to avoid and how to discover the significant predictive barriers to cost-effectively remove in order to safely return injured workers to the workplace. Finally, the webinar will present specific strategies to assess return to work motivation, risks and factors which can impact a prolonged period of disability resulting in increased claim exposure. The learning objectives for this webinar will benefit various attendees, including attorneys, claims adjusters, risk management professionals and employer representatives.