The Illinois State Bar Association has chosen to spotlight Howard Ankin in its June 4, 2019 edition of The Bar News.
The ISBA will be promoting the video,”How to Prepare Workers’ Compensation Settlement Contracts” on its biweekly news blast and on social media. With over 26 years working on behalf of injured workers and petitioners in Chicago, Mr Ankin is able to offer valuable information to workers compensation lawyers with a wide range of experience. He has seen the recent evolution of workers comp law and is often asked to speak to workers groups as well as fellow lawyers on a wide range of work injury law topics.
The video will appear in the “Quick Takes for Your Practice” section of the publication, a video collection focusing on educating law practitioners. In the video Mr. Ankin lends his experience to the process of getting a settlement contract ready for an arbitrator.
Some of his advice includes:
- Locating the settlement contract, or pink sheet, on the workers compensation law website.
- The important language to include in a contract.
- What to watch for while preparing the contract.
- How to deal with medical bills when preparing a contract.
- Rules regarding clients who are on Medicare.
- The importance of being aware of the workers compensation law changes of 2011 and how they affect the pink sheet.
- The pink sheet may require information that a company generated form may not.
- The intricacies of the pink sheet and what to know about arbitrator expectations.
- The importance of considering the issue of future medical expenses for a seriously injured client.
How to Prepare Workers’ Compensation Settlement Contracts is one of many videos Ankin Law Office has undertaken for the ISBA. Some others include: