Representing a dockworker for US Foods Service Inc., Ankin Law Office attorney, Scott Goldstein showed that a shoulder injury was related to a work accident even though it was not initially reported to emergency personnel who responded to the scene. Goldstein was able to show that back pain was severe and worrisome enough to have been a “distracting injury” which lead the worker to not initially notice the pain to his left shoulder. The dockworker was awarded $14,680 for past medical bills, temporary total disability benefits, and prospective medical care.
Read the full arbitrator decision below:
ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION
NOTICE OF 19(b) ARBITRATOR DECISION
RICHARDSON, REGINALD Case# 16WC011957
US FOODS SERVICE INC
On 4/6/2017, an arbitration decision on this case was filed with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission in Chicago, a copy of which is enclosed.
If the Commission reviews this award, interest of 0.91% shall accrue from the date listed above to the day before the date of payment; however, if an employee’s appeal results in either no charge or decrease in this award, interest shall not accrue.
A copy of this decision is mailed to the following parties:
1067 ANKIN LAW OFFICE LLC
10 N DEARBORN ST SUITE 500
CHICAGO, IL 60602
1120 BRADY CONNOLLY & MASUDA PC
10 S LASALLE ST SUITE 900
CHICAGO, IL 60603
The details of the accident are included in the above arbitrator decision but here is a summary of the incident: