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Court Upholds Loss-of-Use Calculation With Credit for Compensation Paid

Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 0

The Illinois Appellate Court upheld the calculation of a worker’s loss-of-use award as including a credit to her employer for a prior award. Case: DeJarnatt v. IWCC, No. 5-23-0624WC, 04/04/2024, unpublished. Facts and procedural history: Kathlyn DeJarnatt worked for Continental Tire North America Inc. She filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2020 for bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. Before this, DeJarnatt received an award based on a 17.5% loss of use for her hands in a settlement claim. An arbitrator awarded DeJarnatt benefits based on a 22.5% loss of use of her right ...

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