Fall From Chair Claim Denied

By |2017-10-15T16:29:40-06:00March 3rd, 2017|Court Decisions|

In a decision that "defies common sense" according to the dissenting justice, an office worker who fell from his chair while reaching for his dropped pen was denied workers' compensation benefits in Noonan v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2016 IL App (1st) 152300WC Google Scholar | Illinois Courts PDF. The claimant was originally a truck driver for the City

Jesse Jackson Jr., Mental Health, and Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform

By |2017-02-27T15:06:55-06:00February 27th, 2017|In the News|

Jesse Jackson Jr., the former congressman convicted and sentenced to prison for misusing campaign funds, is collecting about $100,000 a year in federal workers' compensation benefits for bipolar disorder and depression, the Chicago Tribune reports. The story has not so surprisingly generated collective outrage (at least in online comment sections) with suggestions of public corruption


By |2017-02-24T19:23:35-06:00January 23rd, 2017|Basic Requirements|

To qualify for Illinois workers' compensation benefits, an employee must have sustained an accidental injury or been exposed to an occupational disease "arising out of" and "in the course of" their employment. This basic requirement, which is the subject of many disputed claims, is found in both the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act and the Occupational Diseases

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