Freeman United Coal Mining Co. v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Comm'n

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (5th) 120564WC
Decision Date: 
October 28, 2013
District: 
5th Dist.
Division/County: 
Christian Co.
Justice: 
HUDSON
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Claimant worked as underground coal miner for 31 years, and filed application under Workers' Occupational Diseases Act, alleging that as a result of inhaling coal-mine dust, we has shortness of breath and exercise intolerance. Commission properly found that claimant proved he has workers' pneumoconiosis causally related to his work as a coal miner, and that he showed disablement within two years of leaving coal mining and was unable to work further in coal mining without further endangering his health. (HOLDRIDGE, HOFFMAN, HARRIS, and STEWART, concurring; HOFFMAN, HOLDRIDGE, and STEWART, specially concurring.)