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An arbitrator decision on the case of a Chicago sanitation worker versus the City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation ended with the petitioner receiving a determination of permanent partial disability. Ankin Law Office attorney Derek Lax represented the petitioner who was injured when in the course of her job duties she stumbled on some

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

Did You Know?
  • If you are injured at work you may be able to recover compensation through a workers’ compensation claim as well as by filing a personal injury claim against responsible third parties.
  • A signed liability waiver may not be enough to bar your personal injury claim if willful acts or negligence caused your injuries.
  • Some SSDI claims qualify for expedited processing, allowing claimants to obtain approval in a matter of days or weeks.

A factory worker injured his back as he was crossing over an electrical cord cover and slipped on the cover, twisting his back. The arbitrator awarded the outstanding charges of $9,356.00 as well as medical care. Read the Arbitrator Decision below: ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSIONNOTICE OF 19(b)/8(a)ARBITRATOR DECISION LOVELAND,DAVID            Case# 15WC021134Employee/Petitioner

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 Arbitrator

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 COMMISSIONNOTICE OF ARBITRATOR DECISION MUZIK,

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 COMMISSIONNOTICE OF 19(b) ARBITRATOR DECISION BECK, KEVIN    

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

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 COMMISSIONNOTICE OF 19(b) ARBITRATOR DECISION DAVIS, LEONARD