Office Chairs
Court Decisions

Fall From Chair Claim Denied

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. […]

Workers on frame
Basic Requirements

Accident

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 […]

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 […]