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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

A University of Illinois maintenance worker injured his knee when the gator (maintenance vehicle) he was driving struck a snow boulder on the sidewalk. The cart struck the snow boulder, veered off the path and struck a tree. Read the full arbitrator decision below: ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSIONNOTICE OF ARBITRATOR DECISION MOSELEY, JAMES Case# 14WC014669Employee/Petitioner

A Bus driver was awarded temporary total disability for injuries to her neck and shoulders. She was hurt when her bus hit a large pothole. Read the full arbitrator decision below: ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSIONNOTICE OF ARBITRATOR DECISION HARRIS, TRACY                           Case# 13WC0393563Employee/Petitioner SUNRISE TRANSPORTATION

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.

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 below: ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSIONNOTICE OF

A Chicago Transit Authority worker receives temporary total disability for an injuries to his knees. He will receive medical expenses for treatment including bilateral total knee replacement surgeries. Read the full arbitrator decision below: Chicago Transit Authority,Respondent. DECISION AND OPINION ON REVIEW Timely Petition for Review under 19(b) having been filed by the Respondent Herein

CTA machinist receives two knee replacements Arbitrator Decision Read the full arbitrator decision below: ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSIONNOTICE OF A19(b) ARBITRATOR DECISION ALGUIRE, DAVID          Case# 13WC035779Employee/Petitioner CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITYEmployee/Respondent On 9/15/2015, an arbitration decision on this case was filed with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission in Chicago, a copy of which is

Slip on wet floor injures worker knee Trial – Arbitrator Decision Read the full arbitrator decision below: ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSIONNOTICE OF 19(b)/8(a) ARBITRATOR DECISION COLEMAN, TAMIKO Case# 14WC006181Employee/Petitioner UNITED AIRLINES INCEmployer/Respondent On 6/19/2015, an arbitration decision on this case was filed with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission in Chicago, a copy of which is

Maintenance mechanic suffers burns to face,ears, lips, hands, arm and leg when oven explodes Decision ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSIONNOTICE OF ARBITRATOR DECISION BURNS, RALPH                 Case# 13WC027012Employee/Petitioner LEGENDARY BAKINGEmployee/Respondent On 3/16/2015, an arbitration decision on this case was filed with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission in Chicago, a copy of

Man experiences pain in right shoulder repairing underground water main Commission Decision Read the full arbitrator decision below: 13WC260209WC50534 STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF COOK BEFORE THE ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION Anthony P. Muzik, Petitioner, vs. Village of Wilmette, Respondent. DECISION AND OPINION ON REVIEW Timely Petition for Review under 8(a) having been filed by