Workers' Compensation

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Illinois: Borrowing Employer’s Immunity From Suit Does Not Depend Upon Procurement of Insurance
Posted on 16 Jun 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A borrowing employer is immune from tort liability with regard to injuries sustained by a temporary staffing agency worker assigned to it, held an Illinois appellate court. Moreover, that immunity springs from the borrowed-employee relationship itself... Read More

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

Illinois: “Dual Capacity/Persona” Tort Action Against Morgan Stanley Fails
Posted on 20 Sep 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Applying the state’s two-prong test to determine if the “dual capacity doctrine” could be utilized as an exception to the exclusive remedy provisions of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, a state appellate court recently held... Read More

Illinois: Welder’s Injury in Swivel Chair Accident Arose From Employment
Posted on 21 Aug 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

An Illinois appellate court reversed a Commission’s order denying workers’ compensation benefits to a welder who sustained a left knee injury while sitting in a swivel chair at his workplace. The worker, a welder who had previously sustained... Read More

Illinois: Wage Differential Award Might Be Possible Even Where Post-Injury Wages Remained the Same
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Whether an injured worker has sustained an impairment of earning capacity cannot be determined simply by comparing the worker’s pre- and post-injury income. Other factors, including the nature of the post-injury employment in comparison to wages... Read More