Chain of Events

Appellate Court Maintains Chain of Events Causation Principle in Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition Case

By |2017-08-16T18:24:23-06:00August 16th, 2017|Court Decisions|

The Illinois Appellate Court maintained the long-standing chain of events causation principle in the case of a significant pre-existing condition in Schroeder v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n, 2017 IL App (4th) 160192WC Google Scholar | Illinois Courts PDF. "A chain of events which demonstrates a previous condition of good health, an accident, and a subsequent injury

Causation

By |2017-03-01T16:02:02-06:00January 22nd, 2017|Basic Requirements|

An injured worker must show that his or her current condition of ill-being is causally connected to a work-related accident or occupational  disease exposure to be eligible for Illinois workers' compensation benefits. Causation is a frequently disputed issue in workers' compensation claims, especially where the injured worker has a pre-existing condition or the injury is the