Court Affirms IWCC Award of 25% Loss of Use of Arm with 6% AMA Impairment Rating

By |2017-01-21T12:52:22-06:00December 15th, 2016|Court Decisions|

In Flexible Staffing Services v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, 2016 IL App (1st) 151300WC Google Scholar | Illinois Courts PDF, the Appellate Court considered whether the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission properly applied section 8.1b of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. This section of the Act provides, for injuries occurring on or after September 1, 2011, that

Wiping Tables at Restaurant Found to Be Employment-Related Risk

By |2017-02-24T19:22:51-06:00December 14th, 2016|Court Decisions|

In Steak 'N Shake v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, 2016 IL App (3d) 150500WC Google Scholar | Illinois Courts PDF, the Appellate Court considered whether the Commission applied the proper risk analysis in finding that the claimant's accident arose out of the course of her employment. The claimant, a "waitress/trainer/manager" at the restaurant, testified that she experienced an excruciating

Teacher Injured in After-School Basketball Game Not Engaged in Voluntary Recreational Program

By |2017-01-21T12:51:18-06:00December 11th, 2016|Court Decisions|

In Calumet School District #132 v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2016 IL App (1st) 153034WC Google Scholar | Illinois Courts PDF, the claimant, a middle school science teacher, sought workers’ compensation benefits for an accidental injury he sustained while participating in a student/teacher basketball game in the gymnasium after school. At his hearing, the claimant

Time for Filing Section 19(h) Petition to Modify IWCC Decision Not Tolled by Judicial Review

By |2017-01-15T13:33:28-06:00December 11th, 2016|Court Decisions|

Section 19(h) of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act provides that an award for compensation in installments “may at any time within 30 months … after such … award be reviewed by the Commission at the request of either the employer or the employee on the ground that the disability of the employee has subsequently recurred,

Self-Treatment Causing Infection Not an Independent Intervening Accident

By |2017-09-11T12:51:00-06:00November 17th, 2016|Court Decisions|

In Dunteman v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2016 IL App (4th) 150543WC Google Scholar | Illinois Courts PDF, the Illinois Appellate Court considered the doctrine of "independent intervening accidents." The claimant was a driver who developed a water blister on the bottom of his foot from driving. After lancing the blister himself, the claimant's foot became infected

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