Sunny Hill of Will County v. The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (4th) 130028WC
Decision Date: 
June 26, 2014
4th Dist.
Will Co.
Affirmed and remanded.
Nursing home employee filed worker's compensation claim for shoulder and lower back injury while assisting a patient. In determining TTD benefits, Commission properly focused on whether employee's condition had stabilized and she had reached MMI, rather than whether she was working in a stable labor market. Employee's presence at flower shop which she owned with her daughters, and whether it was a "return to work", was only one factor; her activities at shop were minor, with no income and no regular schedule. Record contains sufficient support for Commission's causation finding. (HOLDRIDGE, HOFFMAN, HUDSON, and STEWART, concurring.)