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Court Rejects Worker's Claim for Penalties, Fees; Orders Further Proceedings on Credits Due

Friday, October 7, 2022 | 0

The Illinois Appellate Court upheld a denial of attorney fees and penalties to a worker with four pending claims and remanded the issue of the employer’s entitlement to a credit. Case: Haepp v. IWCC, No. 1-21-0634WC, 09/23/2022, unpublished. Facts and procedural history: Donald Haepp worked for the City of Chicago as a carpenter. He filed two workers' compensation claims, asserting he had suffered an injury to his left knee in May 2010, and again in January 2011. The claims were consolidated for a hearing, and an arbitrator found both injuries were compensable. The arbitrator awar...

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