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Appellate Court Overturns Denial of Garbage Truck Driver's Claim for Repetitive Trauma Injuries

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 0

The Illinois Appellate Court overturned a denial of a garbage truck driver’s claim for benefits from repetitive trauma injuries. Case: Malecki v. IWCC, No. 1-21-0713WC, 09/23/2022, unpublished. Facts: Gary Malecki worked for Waste Management as a commercial garbage truck driver. His daily duties consisted of collecting garbage along a 75- to 125-stop route during a 10- to 12-hour workday. Between January 2008 and April 2016, Malecki experienced pain in his lower back radiating down to his right thigh, for which he sought treatment from Dr. Neeraj Jain. A magnetic resonance imaging sc...

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