Occupational Exposure

Commission Awards 17.5% Loss of Person as a Whole for Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis

By |2017-09-01T17:18:51-06:00September 1st, 2017|Commission Awards|

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission awarded a coal miner 17.5% loss of person as a whole for coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP), asthma, and rhinitis in Ondo v. Monterey Coal Company, 08 WC 6504, 17 IWCC 349 IWCC PDF. The petitioner began working in the coal mines in the 1970's. He worked for 37 years as

Eligibility

By |2017-03-08T20:58:41-06:00January 28th, 2017|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 copy of the form on the Commission's website. IWCC PDF. To

Accident

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