Penalties

Settlement Contracts Should Be Enforced in the Circuit Court, Appellate Court Holds

By |2017-10-15T16:23:36-06:00September 5th, 2017|Court Decisions|

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission lacks jurisdiction to enforce a final award or settlement contract and the proper venue is the Circuit Court pursuant to section 19(g) of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act, according to the Appellate Court in Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Comm'n, 2017 IL App (1st) 161027WC Google Scholar | Illinois

IWCC Award of Section 19(l) Late Fee Penalties Reversed

By |2017-10-15T16:27:38-06:00March 30th, 2017|Court Decisions|

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission's award of section 19(l) "late fee" penalties for a delay in payment of a final award of medical and permanent partial disability benefits was reversed by the Appellate Court in Theis v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, 2017 IL App (1st) 161237WC Google Scholar | Illinois Courts PDF. Section 19(l) "Late Fee"

Penalties and Attorneys’ Fees for Unreasonable Denial of Benefits

By |2017-10-15T16:28:37-06:00March 19th, 2017|Lawyers & Insurance|

Injured workers that are unreasonably denied medical and disability benefits by insurance companies can seek substantial penalties from the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. To do this, injured workers must file their claim and a petition for penalties with the Commission. Injured workers who feel their benefits have been unreasonably withheld by insurance companies should consider