Workers Compensation Law

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Illinois: Acceptance of Comp Benefits Is Election Barring Intentional Tort Case Against Employer
Posted on 18 Mar 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Where a paramedic trainee, who sustained injuries while participating in a training program, filed suit against his employer and others alleging an intentional tort, but later sought and received workers’ compensation benefits for the injury, his... Read More

IL: AWW Should Not Include Self-Employed Income From Piano Lessons Offered in Claimant’s Home
Posted on 27 Nov 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

An Illinois appellate court recently held that the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission incorrectly calculated the claimant's average weekly wage under 820 ILCS 305/10 by including profits from claimant’s self-employment—providing... Read More

Illinois: Workers’ Comp Commission Has No Jurisdiction to Determine Dispute Related to Attorney Referral Agreements
Posted on 30 Jan 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Where one attorney referred workers’ compensation cases to another attorney, who represented the claimants before the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Commission did not have jurisdiction to resolve any issue related to the referral fee... Read More

Illinois: Courthouse Employee’s Fall Near Courthouse Door Found Compensable
Posted on 16 May 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Reversing the denial of benefits to a county courthouse employee, who caught her two-inch heel in a crack in the sidewalk just outside the courthouse door as she returned from a work-related meeting in a nearby building, an Illinois appellate court found... Read More

Illinois: “Mailbox Rule” Applies to Appeals From Commission to Circuit Courts
Posted on 17 Aug 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Reversing a decision of a state appellate court that had vacated the judgment of the circuit court as having been entered without subject matter jurisdiction because the claimant’s action for judicial review had been filed more than 20 days after... Read More

Illinois: Claimant Need Not Submit AMA Rating Report in Order to Qualify for PD
Posted on 14 Jul 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

The Appellate Court of Illinois, Workers’ Compensation Commission Division, held that section 8.1b of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act [820 Ill. Comp. Stat. 305/8.1b (2012)], does not require an injured worker to submit an “AMA... Read More