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Worker Didn't Forfeit PTD Benefits by Refusing to Follow Employer-Authorized Treatment Plan

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | 0

The Appellate Court of Illinois ruled that a worker was entitled to an award of permanent and total disability benefits based on his traumatic brain injury, and that he did not forfeit his entitlement to compensation by refusing to follow the doctor-recommended treatment plan authorized by his employer. Case: Bob Red Remodeling Inc. v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission (Lemanski), No. 1-13-0974WC, 12/31/2014, published. Facts: Zenon Lemanski suffered a traumatic brain injury in July 2007 when he fell 11 feet from a rooftop while working for Bob Red Remodeling. He was hospitalize...

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