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Employer's Procedural Flub Divested IWCC of Jurisdiction to Issue Ruling in Its Favor

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, October 2, 2017 | 192 | 0 | 0 min read

The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an employer lost the ability to contest the compensability of a worker’s claim by appealing from an arbitrator’s decision that was subjected to recall and correction instead of appealing from the corrected decision. Case: Eddards v. IWCC, No. 3-15-0757WC, 09/28/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Ashley Eddards filed a workers’ compensation claim, asserting she had injured her shoulder while working for Heritage Manor Streator. In September 2013, an arbitrator found Eddards had suffered a compensable injury. The arbitrator...

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