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Court Finds Truck Driver Entitled to Wage-Differential Award for Ankle Injury

Tuesday, December 26, 2023 | 0

An Illinois appellate court said a former truck driver whose ankle injury precluded him from continuing in his usual and customary line of work was entitled to a wage-differential award rather than the partial disability benefits awarded by the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Stephen J. Walsh was a truck driver for Austin Tyler Construction Co. In October 2014, while exiting his truck, his left foot landed in a pothole, and he injured his ankle. A magnetic resonance image revealed tearing of the superior peroneal retinaculum, peroneal longus tendon and peroneus brevis tendo...

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