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Ann Stewart advises employers and insurers on Indiana's Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disease Act requirements, Board filing requirements, and changes that may impact worker’s compensation claim administration.  She is an experienced litigator who 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.
An important focus of Ann’s practice centers on providing advice to employers and insurers about initial claim decisions, investigations, and ongoing claim management.  She regularly provides training to clients to assist those new to Indiana worker’s compensation.  In addition to educating clients about the legal filing requirements and statutory changes, Ann provides advice on the Medicare Secondary Payer Act regulations and employment issues raised by work injuries and occupational disease claims.

Besides being an experienced advocate, clients appreciate Ann’s practical and straight forward approach to resolving disputes.  Her experience prior to joining Ice Miller as corporate counsel in manufacturing and public utility environments gave her a perspective that her clients appreciate.  She provides insightful assessment of the exposures and options for litigating or resolving claims.  If litigation is necessary, Ann works closely with clients to develop an appropriate strategy and develops the claim to provide the strongest possible defense. 

Ann believes being a good lawyer requires building long-lasting, trust-based relationships with clients and colleagues. 
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Speaking Engagements
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Virtual Conference, February 25, 2021
  • Fed Ex Employee Group Presentation, April 26, 2021
  • Client Internal Advice Regarding COVID Issues and Related Legislation, 2020
  • What’s New? Updates for Indiana Worker’s Compensation Practice, Indiana Chamber’s Annual Worker’s Compensation Conference, May 16, 2019
  • IAOHN Annual Seminar, September 14, 2018
  • IWCI Annual Seminar, August 16, 2018
  • "Roll With the Changes - What is New With Indiana Worker's Compensation?" at the Indiana Chamber's Annual Worker's Compensation Conference on May 24, 2018
  • Client Internal Worker's Compensation Training, 2018
  • You Be the Judge, Indiana Chamber Annual Conference, June 24, 2015
  • 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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