Ingrassia Interior Elements v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (2d) 110670WC
Decision Date: 
December 10, 2012
District: 
2d Dist.
Division/County: 
Winnebago Co.
Justice: 
HUDSON
Holding: 
Circuit court reversed; Commission decision reinstated; remanded.
Circuit court erred in not giving deference to Commission's construction of Section 7030.40 of Workers' Compensation Act, which is reasonable, not in conflict with plain language, and entirely consistent with ordinary principles of contract law. The fact that a transcript was not filed within the time period specified in Section 19(b) of the Act does not deprive the Commission of its statutory authority to hear and consider cases under the Act. (HOFFMAN, TURNER< and STEWART, concurring; HOLDRIDGE, specially concurring.)