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2017 Articles

The pitfalls of not naming employers on an application for adjustment of claim By Matteo Rago November 2017 The 2011 case of Norton v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n provides valuable insight.
Section 6(f) can be a heartbreak for career firefighters with cardiovascular disease: A rebuttable presumption, a bursting bubble theory and it still comes down to the manifest weight of the evidence By Gina Panepinto November 2017 Simpson v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Comm'n will serve to calm municipalities'concerns about application of Section 6(f), but will cause concern for career firefighters.
Two recent cases denying motions to reinstate By Stephen G. Baime March 2017 The Appellate Court recently handed down two Rule 23 decisions unanimously affirming the denial of petitions to reinstate. At first blush, the decisions seem harsh, but a careful reading of each decision supports the results.
What do I have to do to get them to pay the award? By Richard D. Hannigan June 2017 A summary of Brittany M. Theis v IWCC et al.