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Worker Who Repeatedly Failed to Appear at Hearings Can't Get Claim Reinstated

Monday, April 15, 2024 | 0

The Illinois Appellate Court upheld the denial of a worker’s third motion to reinstate her claim after it was dismissed following her failure to appear or have her attorney appear before an arbitrator. Eugenia Bala worked for Covenant Care at Home. She filed a workers’ compensation claim for alleged injuries she sustained on June 25, 2015. Covenant filed a motion to dismiss the case for want of prosecution in August 2017. An arbitrator granted the motion after Bala failed to appear at two hearings. Bala filed a motion to reinstate her case in September 2017, and the arbitra...

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