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Workers' Compensation

Illinois: Injuries Arising From "Common Bodily Movements" May be Compensable

Overruling Adcock v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n, 2015 IL App (2d) 130884WC, and its progeny, to the extent that those decisions held injuries attributable to common bodily movements or routine everyday activities, such as bending, twisting, reaching, or standing up from a kneeling position, were not compensable unless a claimant proved work-related exposure to a risk of injury from these common bodily movements or routine everyday activities to a greater extent than the general public, the Supreme Court of Illinois reversed a lower court's determination that affirmed a denial of benefits to a restaurant chef who injured his knee as he knelt in the restaurant cooler to retrieve a pan of carrots.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).

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See McAllister v. Ill. Workers’ Comp. Comm’n, 2020 IL 124848, 2020 Ill. LEXIS 561 (Sept. 24, 2020)

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 44.01.

Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law

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