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Zach Rubinich presents webinar Dec. 17, 2014, on Handling Complex Workplace Injury Claims

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in the Workers’ Compensation Section in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, presented a webinar entitled Handling Complex Workplace Injury Claims for Clear Law Institute on December 17, 2014.

The webinar focused on the evaluation, litigation, exposure reduction and settlement for various types of complex workplace injuries, including injuries to the spine, upper extremities, foot and ankle as well as mild to moderate brain injuries. Mr. Rubinich discussed basic anatomy, diagnostic testing, medical management and treatment options for workplace injuries. There was a focus on selection, preparation and testimony of medical expert witnesses. Additional issues such as return to work programs, trial tactics, evidence, and ethical considerations will also be covered. The webinar also highlighted evaluation, negotiation and settlement of complex workers’ compensation claims. The webinar was designed to give an overview to workers' compensation attorneys, risk managers, insurance claims professionals and human resource department members in order to improve the handling and defense of these complex claims while reducing costs.

Mr. Rubinich is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP. He focuses his practice on the defense of insurance carriers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators against workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania. Based on his extensive experience, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section has certified him as Specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law. Zach has handled all aspects of litigation before workers’ compensation judges, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, the Commonwealth Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  He routinely counsels employers, insurance carriers and third party administrators on claims management, workplace safety, return-to-work programs, employment practices and risk management. He was recently selected as a member of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for 2014-2015. Zach is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2010 to 2014. He earned his J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law and a B.A. degree in political science and government from Lycoming College.