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  1. Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS August 2019

    August 15, 2019

    Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile This month features a review of a case involving a claim for death benefits by a minor child who was legally adopted subsequent to the death of his biological father in a work-related accident. The Workers’ Compensation Commission Division of the Illinois Appellate Court unanimously found the child […]


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  3. Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS July 2019

    July 15, 2019

    Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile Three cases from the appellate court are featured this month. The first concerns the immunity protection of the exclusive remedy provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act, 820 ILCS 305/1, et seq., that apply to loaning and borrowing employers. The second and third cases serve as reminders to practitioners […]


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  5. Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS June 2019

    June 14, 2019

    Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile The Workers’ Compensation Division of the Illinois Appellate Court issued a decision that unanimously affirmed the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s decision denying benefits to a claimant. McAllister v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2019 IL App (1st) 162747WC. Three of the Justices, Harris, Hudson, and Moore, filed an opinion […]


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  7. Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS May 2019

    May 15, 2019

    Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph BasileThis month features a review of two recent Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission decisions. The first case concerns causal connection between the accidental injury and condition of ill-being and a credibility determination. The second case is a repetitive trauma causing bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome with the arbitrator’s §8.1b analysis for […]


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  9. Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS April 2019

    April 15, 2019

    Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph BasilePeriodically, there are circumstances in which a question of insurance coverage comes into play with a workers’ compensation claim. Insurers will file an action for declaratory judgment taking the position that there is no duty to defend or indemnify an insured for certain reasons. This process raises issues as […]


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  11. Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS March 2019

    March 15, 2019

    Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph BasileThis month presents a review of two cases from the appellate court. The first case was previously issued as a Rule 23 order on November 27, 2018, and is now an official decision. It concerns issues of vocational rehabilitation, maintenance, wage loss, and loss to the person as a […]


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  13. Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS February 2019

    February 15, 2019

    Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile Petitioner Recovers Award for Permanent Partial Disability and Wage Differential The Workers’ Compensation Division of the Illinois Appellate Court filed a decision in Pisano v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2018 IL App (1st) 172712WC, in which a number of issues were raised. Primarily, the case involved when a […]


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  15. Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS January 2019

    January 15, 2019

    Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph BasileThis month presents a review of an Illinois Supreme Court decision in which an injured worker attempted to intervene in her employer’s subrogation suit filed pursuant to §5(b) of the Workers’ Compensation Act, 820 ILCS 65/1, et seq. The court ruled that the doctrine of res judicataprecluded intervention. The […]


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