In Bayer v. Panduit, the Illinois Supreme Court considered a claim where the worker was severely injured. In his third-party action against the construction companies who caused the accident, he recovered an Illinois-record $64 million verdict for such injuries. At the time of the jury ...Read More
The Illinois Appellate Court recently ruled an injured van driver could not maintain a civil action against his employer due to the employer's failure to maintain underinsured motorist coverage with a high enough limit to afford him additional compensation for an on-the-job car accident....Read More
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You probably look at a compromise and release (“C&R”) form on a daily basis, whether you are drafting a new agreement or reviewing an old one, but have you actually read all the fine print? If you have, have you thought through all the ways you might need to protect...Read More
A former City of Chicago employee’s Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act retaliatory-discharge claim failed as a matter of law because there was no evidence the official who made the decision to terminate the plaintiff (and many others) had any knowledge that the plaintif...Read More
One of our lawyers wondered if all status calls will be conducted partially or completely online. Please note the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, like those of many other states, has a monthly status call where each month all cases assigned to an arbitrator are reviewed w...Read More
With all the respect we can offer to the members of the Appellate Court, Workers' Compensation Division, we have to say we consider their new and unprecedented legal theory to be a major WC mistake. What they are now doing is to develop is the philosophy that post-traumatic stress d...Read More
We had several readers recently bring this issue up and we wanted to give everyone our best thoughts. As you read this, Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois Republican reform forces are struggling to change our WC Act to reform the concept of “causation” in this state.