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Court Decisions

Firefighter’s Heart Attack Claim Denied

The Illinois Appellate Court affirmed a decision of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission denying an assistant fire chief’s workers’ compensation claim for a heart attack presumed by statute to have arisen out of and in the course of his employment in Simpson v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n, 2017 […]

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Court Decisions

Flight Attendant Injured on Commuting Flight Denied Benefits

A flight attendant who was injured on a flight commuting to her base airport was found not to be a “traveling employee” and her Illinois workers’ compensation claim was denied in United Airlines, Inc. v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2016 IL App (1st) 151693WC Google […]

Basic Requirements


There are a number of requirements that must be met in order to have a compensable Illinois workers’ compensation claim. These are set forth in the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Request for Hearing form, which is filed before an arbitration hearing. You can find a […]

Court Decisions

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 […]