Dye v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Comm'n

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (3d) 110907WC
Decision Date: 
December 31, 2012
3d Dist.
La Salle Co.
Affirmed in part and reversed in part; remanded.
Employee, a furnace operator, suffered injury to her temple upon being struck by steel cylinder on her temple, leaving small indentation in forehead which treating physician stated was caused by work injury. Commission erred in denying employee's request for prospective cosmetic medical care, as Section 8(a) does not require that disfigurement be "serious and permanent." Commission properly denied penalties, additional compensation and attorney fees, as there was conflicting evidence as to whether employee's disfigurement required further treatment. (HOLDRIDGE, HOFFMAN, and STEWART, concurring; TURNER, specially concurring in part and dissenting in part.)