Ann Stewart is of counsel in Ice Miller's Indianapolis office and a member of the Labor Group. She advises employers and insurers on Indiana's Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disease Act requirements. She represents employers in claims pending before the Worker's Compensation Board of Indiana and the Indiana Court of Appeals. In addition, Ann counsels employers and insurance companies regarding requirements of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act regulations.
 
• Advisory Services
Ann answers employers' questions and addresses issues early in the process to help employers and insurers decide whether to accept claims; to advise clients about investigating and managing claims; and to educate clients on the Board filing requirements. She provides advice on a range of employment issues raised by work injuries and occupational disease claims.
 
• Litigation Services
If litigation becomes necessary, Ann works closely with clients to develop an appropriate strategy and develops the claim to provide the strongest possible defense. She represents employers in Indiana worker’s compensation and occupational disease (including asbestosis and respiratory) claims, as well as the related appellate proceedings.
Ann has successfully resolved complex disputes through mediation and settlement negotiation.
 
• Educational Resource
Ann regularly speaks to employer groups to advise them of their rights and responsibilities under the Indiana Worker's Compensation Act and the changes to the Indiana Board of Worker's Compensation practice. She also speaks to groups about the changes to the Medicare Secondary Payer Act regulations. In addition to speaking engagements, Ann has chaired conferences and panel discussions related to worker's compensation issues and regularly prepares articles advising clients on the changes to her practice area.
 
Ann's experience prior to joining Ice Miller provided her with a perspective that her clients appreciate. Prior to joining Ice Miller's labor group, Ann was responsible for employment related matters as corporate counsel in manufacturing and public utility environments. She has extensive experience representing clients in administrative proceedings before local, state and federal agencies. She has organized and led workplace diversity audits as well as workplace safety audits and investigations.
 
Ann grew up in Ohio, but currently lives in Goshen, Ind., with her husband and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys reading and working on her golf game.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Ragon v. Eli Lilly, 20 N.E.3d 604,(Unpublished Decision), (Ind. Ct. App. 2014)
  • Davis v. Horseshoe Casino, 891 N.E.2d 185 (Unpublished Decision), (Ind. Ct. App. 2008)
  • Krause v. Ind. Univ.-Purdue Univ. at Indianapolis, 866 N.E.2d 846 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007)
  • Thomas v. Elgin Roofing, Co., 858 N.E.2d 694 (Unpublished Decision), (Ind. Ct. App. 2006)
Decisions from Full Worker's Compensation Board: 
  • Smith v. IU, March 12, 2017
  • McKibben v. Ball State University, December 28, 2015
  • Christ v. IU, March 16, 2015
  • Hill v. Wishard, Jan. 15, 2014
  • Ragon v. Eli Lilly,Jan. 15, 2014
  • Keck v. IU, April 9, 2014
  • Cavins v. ESSROC, Jan. 18, 2011
  • Ryan v. Clarian/Methodist, Oct. 4, 2010
  • Hasenstab v. Indiana University, Oct. 6, 2008
  • Davis v. Horseshoe Casino, Jan. 19, 2008
  • Crockett v. Horseshoe Casino, Jan. 15, 2008
  • Young v. Weil-McLain, Aug. 2, 2007
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Speaking Engagements
  • 2014 Indiana Chamber Worker's Compensation Conference
  • Accelerated Rehab Seminar, April 18, 2014
  • IWCI/ISIA Conference 2013, Indianapolis
  • Indiana OSHA Conference, Panel Discussion and Presentation 2013, Indianapolis
  • Lorman Worker's Compensation Update, Indianapolis, February 1, 2013
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce Worker's Compensation Conference, February 28, 2013
  • 2013 Indiana Safety & Health Conference, Indianapolis, March 11-13, 2013
  • Employer Liability for Workplace Injuries, SHRM Indiana Annual Conference, August 2012
  • Behavior Contracts and Return to Work Issues, Indiana Self-Insured Association, Spring Meeting, June 2012
  • How to Use Your Legal Counsel Effectively in Worker's Compensation Cases, Webinar, August 2011
  • Permanent Total Disability, IWCI Annual Conference, August 2011
  • IWCI Conference, August 2011
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce, May 2011
  • Worker's Compensation 101: Employer's Rights and Responsibilities Under the Act, Indiana Chamber Human Resources Conference, May 2011
  • DTCI Meeting, March 2011
  • IWCI Meetings, February, March 2011
  • ICLEF Ethics, February 2011
  • Association of Indiana Counties, January 2011
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce, January 2011
  • Lorman Education Services, April 2010
  • "Worker's Comp 101," Council on Education in Management, September 2009
  • "Employers Rights and Duties Under The Indiana Worker's Compensation Act,"
  • Association of Indiana Counties, January 2010, January 2009, January 2008, January 2007
  • Moderated Panel Discussion, "Managing the Trickiest Worker's Compensation Claims" and "Successfully Managing Worker's Compensation Claims"
  • Council on Education in Management, September 2009
  • "Re-Opening Claims and Statute of Limitations Issues Under the Indiana Worker's Compensation Act,"
  • Indiana Self-Insurers Association, June 2009
  • "Controlling the Biggest Cost Drivers in Indiana," Worker's Compensation
  • Council on Education in Management, September 2008
  • "Proposed FMLA Regulations,"
  • ITLA/Lake County Bar Association, July 2008
  • "Surviving the Worker's Compensation Jungle," Council on Education in Management, September 2007
  • "Anti-Harassment and Supervisor Training," Teamsters, September 2007
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