Section 19(n) interest for medical expenses awards affirmed
In Vulcan Materials Company v. Industrial Commission, 2005 WL 3489567 (Ill.App. 1 Dist., Dec. 21, 2005), the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed a Commission decision declaring medical expense awards to be “compensation” under the Act and subject to interest pursuant to Section 19(n).
Teacher handcuffs benefits
In Rotberg v. Industrial Commission, the Illinois Appellate Court, in a decision delivered by Justice Hoffman, reviewed the decision of the Commission denying workers’ compensation benefits to a teacher.
Volunteer slides away from contribution claim
In Flores v. Palmer Marketing, Inc., the Illinois Appellate Court, in a decision delivered by Justice O’Brien, addressed the issue of whether or not a claim for contribution against a “volunteer” of the employer was barred by Section 5(a) of the Workers’ Compensation Act.
Widow’s claim for benefits runs out of road
In Swartz v. Industrial Commission, the Illinois Appellate Court, in a decision delivered by Justice McCullough, addressed the issue of whether a causal connection existed between the claimant’s employment and his fatal cardiac event.