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Illinois Case Law Update 03/11/2015
Source: WCC Staff
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NEW! Nee v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, 12-L-51321, (02/27/2015): The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a plumbing inspector's trip and fall over a curb resulted in a compensable injury because the nature of his job placed him at an increased risk of having such an accide...Read More
 
 
Illinois Case Law Update 01/22/2015
Source: WCC Staff
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NEW! Bob Red Remodeling Inc. v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission (Lemanski), 1-13-0974WC, (12/31/2014): The Appellate Court of Illinois ruled that a worker was entitled to an award of permanent and total disability benefits based on his traumatic brain injury, and that he did not for...Read More
 
 
Increase Benefits in 3 Simple Ways 01/19/2015
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Some states try to severely constrict workers’ compensation claims. Oklahoma decided to exclude from coverage any injury that was “foreseeable.” Any safety professional with a good grasp of her subject will say that most work injuries are quite foreseeable in that they can be st...Read More
 
 
I Want a Do Over! Overturning an Approved Settlement 01/16/2015
By: Howard Stevens
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There are few more disconcerting developments in workers’ compensation litigation than to have worked hard to achieve a successful settlement complete with review and approval by a judge, only to have a party suddenly decide the settlement was not in their best interest and to file paperwor...Read More
 
 
Is Utilization Review in the Cards for 2015? 12/03/2014
By: Dr. Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 680 | 0
Utilization review is the process in workers' comp whereby outside physicians decide whether or not to authorize care prescribed by a primary treating physician or consultant called upon by the PTP to advise about the next diagnostic or therapeutic steps that should be taken for an industrial...Read More
 
 
Illinois Case Law Update 12/02/2014
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NEW! The Levy Co. v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission et al., 1-13-1338WC, (11/14/2014): A trial court did not make a mistake in affirming the decision of the Illinois Workers' Comp...Read More
 
 
Illinois Case Law Update 10/24/2014
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NEW! Matuszczak v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, 12-MR-1631, (09/30/2014): The Appellate Court of Illinois ruled that an injured worker who was terminated for stealing from his empl...Read More
 
 
Important Recent Illinois Case Law 09/08/2014
By: WCC Staff
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NEW! Akemann v. Quinn et al., 4-13-0867, (08/26/2014): The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an ousted Workers' Compensation Commission arbitrator had no vested right to serve the three-year term that the commission had selected him to fill once the Legislature changed the appointment proce...Read More
 
 
Important Recent Florida Case Law 09/10/2014
By: WCC Staff
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NEW! Florida Workers Advocates v. State of Florida, 11-13661-CA25, (08/13/2014): Miami trial court judge declared the exclusive remedy provision of Florida's Workers' Co...Read More
 
 
Important Recent Illinois Case Law 09/05/2014
Source: WCC Staff
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NEW! Akemann v. Quinn et al., 4-13-0867, (08/26/2014): The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an ousted Workers' Compensation Commission arbitrator had no vested right to serve the...Read More
 
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