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Bruce Bonds Presentations & Publications


“Vocational Rehabilitation and Return to Work in the COVID-19 Age,” Heyl Royster WC Webinar Series (2020)

“Workers' Compensation Education,” University of Illinois (2020)

“Utilization Review and Medical Payment Defenses,” Heyl Royster’s 33rd Annual Claims Handling Seminar (2018)

“AMA Ratings,” Workers’ Compensation Commissioners Annual Training (2018)

“Extra Innings: Legislative Update,” Heyl Royster's 32nd Annual Claims Handling Seminar (2017)

“Salary Cap: Effective Negotiating Skills,” Heyl Royster's 32nd Annual Claims Handling Seminar (2017)

“Legislative Update & News from the Commission,” Heyl Royster's 31st Annual Claims Handling Seminar (2016)

“Workers’ Compensation and Section 5 Liens,” Tort Practitioners’ Topics of Interest ISBA Seminar (2016)

“Medical Marijuana: A Cloud of Uncertainty Over Employers,” Heyl Royster 30th Annual Claims Handling Seminar (2015)

“Use of Rated Age Annuities to Reduce Exposure in High Value Cases,” 2015 Illinois Workers Compensation Forum - Chicago, Illinois (2015)

“Workers Compensation and the Government Employer: Where We Are, How We Got Here and What We Can Do About It,” Illinois County Governing Conference (2015)

“Defending High Exposure and Catastrophic Workers’ Compensation Cases,” 34th Annual SEAK National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference (2014)

“2011 Amendments to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Act, Three Years Later”
Central Illinois Human Resource Group 2014

“Defending High Exposure and Catastrophic Workers’ Compensation Cases”
Heyl Royster 29th Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2014

“Proven Tactics for Successfully Defending High Exposure Workers’ Compensation Claims and Keeping Them From Spiraling Out Of Control”
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Forum 2014

“Workers’ Compensation Reform in Illinois – The Political and Legal Process: A Case Study for the Nation,” DRI Annual Meeting (2013)

“The 2011 Amendments to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act,” Eastern Illinois Human Resources/Safety Council in Urbana, Illinois (2012)

“AMA Guides – Seize the Moment to Reduce PPD Awards,” Heyl Royster 27th Annual Claims Handling Seminar (2012)

“What Every Employer Should Know About the 2011 Amendments to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act,” Kraft Foods, Inc., Champaign, Illinois (2012)

“Investigating the Suspicious Claim,” Danville Area Dental Society (2012)

“2011 Amendments to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act: One Year Later,” Risk Managers Society of Central Illinois, Bloomington, Illinois (2012)

“Use of AMA Ratings to Evaluate Permanent Partial Disability,” Illinois Hospital Association/Illinois Compensation Trust, Naperville, Illinois (2012)

“Workers’ Compensation Reform in Illinois,” Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Webinar (2011)

“2005 Amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety & Health Day (2010)

“The 2005 Amendments, 3 Years Later: The Respondent,” SafeWorks 16th Annual Work Injury Conference (2008)

“Update on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and Medical Fee Schedule,” Illinois-Iowa Safety Council Annual Convention (2008)

“Recent Changes to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Statutes,” Illinois Manufacturers Association (2005)


Employer/Employee Relationship –Are Incidental Benefits Enough to Establish the Relationship?,” Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2023)

Idiopathic Falls: Refuting Evidence of “Significant Contribution” Evidence,” Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2023)

 "Illinois Workers' Compensation Law," 2020-2023 (Vol. 27, Illinois Practice Series), beginning in 2009 and updated and published annually by Thomson Reuters since 2013.

Public or Employer Provided Parking? That is the Question,” Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2023)

Malecki v. IWCC: The Importance of Securing a Complete Causation Opinion,” Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2023)

Compensability of Injuries While Working from Home,” Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2022)

Penalties and Fees Served Up for Frivolous Contention of Issues at Hearing,” Below the Red Line - Heyl Royster Workers' Compensation Newsletter (2022)

Rebutting the Presumption: Covid-19 Exposure Claims,” Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2022)

Country Mutual vs. Under Construction: Insurer and Employer Contractual Duties,” Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2022)

"Evaluating Permanent Partial Disability Under the 2011 Amendments of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act," Heyl Royster Workers' Compensation Update (2012)

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