Chicago Transit Authority v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 120253WC
Decision Date: 
March 11, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., WC Div.
Justice: 
HOLDRIDGE
Holding: 
Affirmed; remanded.
Claimant bus driver was awarded TTD for psychological injuries sustained from having experienced fatal collision with pedestrian. Evidence was sufficient to support reasonable inference that claimant suffered sudden, severe emotional shock which caused psychological injury, and her claim may be compensable even if resulting psychological injury did not manifest itself until sometime after the shock. Failure to seek immediate professional help does not defeat claim. (HOFFMAN, HUDSON, and STEWART, concurring; TURNER, dissenting.)