Court Decisions

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

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, […]

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Wiping Tables at Restaurant Found to Be Employment-Related Risk

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 […]

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Self-Treatment Causing Infection Not an Independent Intervening Accident

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. […]