A former City of Chicago employee’s Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act retaliatory-discharge claim failed as a matter of law because there was no evidence the official who made the decision to terminate the plaintiff (and many others) had any knowledge that the plaintif...Read More
One of our lawyers wondered if all status calls will be conducted partially or completely online. Please note the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, like those of many other states, has a monthly status call where each month all cases assigned to an arbitrator are reviewed w...Read More
With all the respect we can offer to the members of the Appellate Court, Workers' Compensation Division, we have to say we consider their new and unprecedented legal theory to be a major WC mistake. What they are now doing is to develop is the philosophy that post-traumatic stress d...Read More
We had several readers recently bring this issue up and we wanted to give everyone our best thoughts. As you read this, Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois Republican reform forces are struggling to change our WC Act to reform the concept of “causation” in this state.
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California lawmakers are mulling over numerous workers’ compensation bills during the current legislative session that could have significant financial consequences for carriers and administrators.
We agree with the august members of our Supreme Court but, for us, this one doesn’t pass the “smell test” for lifetime line-of-duty benefits for a police officer. We suggest our readers carefully review the Illinois Supreme Court ruling in ...Read More
In the second of three recent legal developments involving the intricate rights for claimants with both workers' compensation and civil claims, we are sad to report this somewhat shocking decision against a major U.S. employer.
In United Airlines v. IWCC, No. 1-15-1693WC, issued February 22, 2016, the IWCC and IL reviewing courts had another back and forth about the “traveling employee” concept. We salute the IL WC Commission and courts for getting the ruling “right.”
We caution...Read More