Village of Villa Park v. The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (2d) 130038WC
Decision Date: 
December 31, 2013
District: 
2d Dist.
Division/County: 
Du Page Co.
Justice: 
HOFFMAN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Village employee fell and was injured when walking down stairs at work, from meeting to locker room. Employees's use of stairs arose out of and in course of his employment, as he was continually forced to use stairway, at least 6 times per day, both for his personal comfort and to complete his work-related activities. Frequency with which employee was required to traverse stairs was increased risk compared to general public. (HOLDRIDGE, HUDSON, HARRIS, and STEWART, concurring.)