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Commission Commits Prejudicial Error in Excluding Worker's Medical Records From Evidence

Thursday, August 11, 2022 | 0

The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that the Workers' Compensation Commission abused its discretion and committed reversible error by excluding medical records to which the employer had stated that it had no objection. Case: Cummings v. IWCC, No. 1-21-0956WC, 08/05/2022, unpublished. Facts: Daniel Cummings worked for Future Environmental Inc. as a hazardous materials technician. His duties were to clean up hazardous materials, such as oil spills, and to clean petroleum products off the interior of tanks. According to Cummings, the tanks he cleaned were cramped, enclosed spaces in which, ...

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