Illinois State Treasurer v. The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 120549WC
Decision Date: 
November 18, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., WC Div.
Justice: 
HOLDRIDGE
Holding: 
Appeal dismissed.
Claimant filed for workers' compensation benefits for wrist injuries sustained while working as caregiver and companion in a private home. As her employer was uninsured for workers' compensation, claimant sought compensation from Injured Workers' Benefit Fund. State Treasurer appealed arbitrator's decision to Workers' Compensation Commission. As Treasurer did not file appeal bond under Section 19(f)(2) of Workers' Compensation Act, circuit court did not have jurisdiction to review Commission's decision. (HOFFMAN, HUDSON, TURNER, and STEWART, concurring.)