Workers' Compensation

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Illinois: Description of Injury in Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreement Did Not Bar Later Third-Party Claim for Additional Injuries
Posted on 8 Feb 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where plaintiff, a semi-truck driver for a Pennsylvania corporation, sustained injuries in a vehicular accident in Grundy County, Illinois and eventually settled his Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claim by means of a settlement agreement in... Read More

IL: Statutory Cap Does Not Apply to Guaranty Fund Payments Related to Excess Comp Coverage
Posted on 25 Oct 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

A divided Illinois Supreme Court recently held that a $300,000 cap on payment of individual claims related to obligations of insolvent carriers by the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund does not apply to excess coverage policies providing workers’... Read More

Patients, Pills and Profits: Physician Dispensing Increases Costs in Illinois Workers’ Comp Claims
Posted on 13 Jun 2014 by Karen C. Yotis

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Peeling Away the Onion on Physician Dispensing... Read More

Federal: Retaliatory Discharge Action Not Dependent Upon CBA
Posted on 16 Aug 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a former employee's state court, state-law, retaliatory discharge claim under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act (IWCA), was not a “disguised action under the Labor Management Relations... Read More

Illinois: City Water Meter Reader Is Employee and Not Independent Contractor
Posted on 2 Jan 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A water meter reader was an employee of the city and not an independent contractor where it exercised considerable control over her labor—the worker was required to read 1200 meters during an allotted time frame and during the daylight hours; she... Read More

Illinois: Flight Attendant’s Injury Claim on Board Plane Barred by Going and Coming Rule
Posted on 19 Feb 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

An Illinois appellate court held that a flight attendant was not a traveling employee for purposes of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act when she injured her knee on a flight from Denver to New York on the day before she was scheduled to... Read More