Folta v. Ferro Engineering

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (1st) 123219
Decision Date: 
June 27, 2014
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 5th Div.
Justice: 
TAYLOR
Holding: 
Reversed and remanded.
When an injured employee's potential claim under Workers' Compensation Act and Workers' Occupational Diseases Act is time-barred before he ever learns of it, thus necessarily depriving him of any potential for compensation under those Acts, employee can sue employer in circuit court, and exclusive remedy provision of those Acts does not bar suit. (GORDON and McBRIDE, concurring.)