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Fall on stairs found compensable despite being caused by pre-existing condition By Mark P. Matranga Workers' Compensation Law, May 2014 The result in Village of Villa Park v. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission et al. is in direct contradiction to the rule established in Eliot v. Industrial Commission.
Delay in seeking treatment does not bar recovery for “mental-mental” injury By Mark P. Matranga Workers' Compensation Law, June 2013 A summary of Chicago Transit Authority v. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission et al.
Supreme Court ruling emphasizes obligation to pay TTD until MMI after an injured worker is terminated for cause: A look at Interstate Scaffolding, Inc. v. The Workers Compensation Commission, et al., Docket No. 107852 – January 22, 2010 By Mark P. Matranga Workers' Compensation Law, March 2010 Simply stated, where an employee who is capable of rehabilitation or working takes himself outside such efforts through willful behavior, his employer should retain the opportunity to terminate benefits.
Radosevich, continued attorney fees under §19(g) By Mark P. Matranga Workers' Compensation Law, June 2007 The last newsletter contained a discussion of the interest rate on Commission awards found in the Fourth District decision in Radosevich v. Industrial Commission, 367 Ill.App.3d, 856 N.E.2d 1, 305 Ill.Dec. 469(2006).
Another confusing interest case By Mark P. Matranga Workers' Compensation Law, March 2007 The Appellate Court, Fourth District, has ventured into the interest calculation thicket with Radosevich v. The Industrial Commission, 367 Ill.App.3d, 856 N.E.2d 1, 305 Ill.Dec. 469.

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