Ghere Objection Helps Jill Wagner In Arbitration

Working as an order filler for a retail store, the petitioner was carrying two boxes when he tripped over stacked pallets and was flung forward over the pallets. He did not fall to the floor but he had torn all the skin off of his knee and his thumb was throbbing. He reported the incident […]

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Wage Differential Award Confirmed by the Circuit Court of Cook County

An industrial and commercial painter was injured when the boom lift he was operating suddenly locked up and he was jerked violently inside the basket. The incident caused an immediate sharp burning sensation in his right shoulder and pain in his neck. The arbitrator awarded TTD and maintenance benefits as well as a wage differential […]

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Patient Care Technician Shoulder Injury – Arbitrator Decision

An arbitrator awarded benefits to a patient care technician who developed pain in her right arm and shoulder. Her job responsibilities included lifting patients, passing trays, picking up heavy trays, and transporting patients. The arbitrator awarded 9 weeks of temporary total disability benefits, medical bills, and permanent partial disability to the extent of 3% loss […]

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Fitness Center Manager Suffers Cervical Strain Injury

The petitioner was pulling a fitness center cart across the parking lot when it hit a pothole and stopped abruptly as it hit her leg. She pulled her left shoulder and neck area and felt immediate pain in those areas. The arbitrator awarded medical bills and cervical fusion surgery to the petitioner.   Read the […]

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Fractured Finger Leads to TTD – Arbitrator Decision

Working as a mental health technician a woman was moving to avoid being struck by a student when she slipped on water from the air conditioner. She sustained a fracture of her right little finger which is now significantly deformed. Read the decision of the arbitrator below.         ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION […]

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Lathe Operator Injures Shoulder and Neck – Arbitrator Decision

A lathe operator for Kemper Valve and Fitting Co. injured his neck and shoulder while working. The Illinois Compensation Commission arbitrator awarded a lathe operator temporary total disability benefits, reasonable and necessary medical services, and additional medical expenses. Read the full arbitrator decision below:         ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION NOTICE OF 19(b) […]

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Injured Back and Permanent Partial Disability

A grocery store warehouse worker testified he worked for the employer as an “order selector” in the warehouse, a position that required him to lift 1,800 to 2,300 boxes per day, each ranging from 5 to 100 pounds. On his second day back to work after being off for more than one year due to […]

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Boiler Operator Receives TTD for Back Injury

A boiler operator who injured his back loading 40 pound bags of salt into a brine tank had an arbitrator rule against him in his case for workers’ compensation benefits. The decision of the arbitrator was reversed by the Workers’ Compensation Commission. On appeal the decision of the Workers’ Compensation Commission was upheld by the […]

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Bakery Oven Explosion Injures Worker

Arbitrator Decision: A bakery oven explosion led to burns on both hands and forearms, face and left leg of a bakery worker. The arbitrator finds that the worker is entitled to 130 weeks of compensation for the serious and permanent disfigurement caused by the incident.           Read the full arbitrator decision […]

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UPS Worker Injures Knee and Back

The 44-year-old petitioner was working for UPS as a part-time sorter when a box from the truck he was unloading fell on his leg. He sustained injuries to his right leg and lower back, making it painful to work. Read the full arbitrator decision below:         ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION NOTICE OF […]

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