For nearly two years, the partnership of Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) has been one of sixteen rehabilitation centers designated as a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System site. This designation has allowed RHI/IUSM physicians, researchers and clinical staff to collaborate with other national leaders in brain injury care and research Read More»
It is common knowledge in the workers' compensation community that the Workers' Compensation Act provides the exclusive remedy to employees pursuing damages due to a workplace injury, and any claims for those damages must be filed with the Workers' Compensation Board. However, recently the court was faced with two specific questions concerning the exclusive remedy doctrine: (1) Does the doctrine apply when the employee dies and the claim is made by his estate? And (2) Does the doctrine apply when the allegation of wrongdoing is against the workers' compensation insurance company? In both cases, the ultimate answer is "yes." Read More»
The IWCI Northwest Annual Work Comp Seminar will take place on April 16, 2015 at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, Indiana. Sponsorship opportunities are now avaiable, and online registration will be available soon. The conference will feature a cocktail reception the evening before along with breakout sessions and a keynote speaker (details to be announced soon).
It's a fair question--why should you join IWCI? We strive to add value to your membership by creating opportunities for networking, education, and access to your customers, vendors, and colleagues. Our membership benefits are soon getting even better as we begin implementation of our new online membership system.
In addition to allowing you to manage your membership information and renewals, the system will allow you exclusive members-only access to the complete membership database, which we believe will be an invaluable tool for IWCI members.
And of course there is the annual meeting, golf outing, holiday party, monthly luncheons (discounted to members)... and so much more! If you are connected to the Workers' Comp industry in Indiana, you'll find no better resource than IWCI. Join us won't you?