Articles From Michael A. Rom

Two Cases Involving Appellate Court Jurisdiction-Appellant Beware By Michael A. Rom Workers’ Compensation Law, November 2020 Within a month, the appellate court issued two decisions in which they found they lacked jurisdiction to hear an appeal, both of which serve as a reminder to practitioners to only appeal a final award.
Petitioner Beware: Aggravation Versus Worsening of a Condition From a Prior Work Accident By Michael A. Rom Workers’ Compensation Law, February 2020 Hooten v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n analyzed whether a new alleged injury was merely the manifestation of symptoms from a previously settled case or an aggravation of a pre-existing condition.

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