The City of Chicago v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Workers' Compensation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (1st) 121507WC
Decision Date: 
Monday, January 6, 2014
1st Dist.
Cook Co., WC Div.
Affirmed in part and reversed in part; remanded.
City employee, a candidate in training at Chicago Fire and Paramedic Academy, filed workers compensation claim for kidney failure and other injuries from intense workouts and subsequent dehydration at Academy. Plaintiff was a recruit in training, not a sworn member of fire department at time of injury. Board's decision that claimant was fully recovered and fully able to work as paramedic by 8/3/09 collaterally estops claimant from relitigating issues of whether he was disabled after 8/3/09, and whether his work-related injuries rendered him unable to work as a paramedic therafter, (HOFFMAN, HUDSON, HARRIS, and STEWART, concurring.)