Cancellation of In-Person Hearings at IWCC – November 2020

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission announced today that as of close of business (5:00 p.m.) on Friday, November 13, all in-person hearings of any kind will be DISCONTINUED through the end of the month of November. This pertains to ALL hearing sites throughout the state. Facts Claimant, Sylvia Mendez, filed an application for adjustment of […]

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COVID-19 Vaccinations & Liability Issues

Since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments and pharmaceutical companies around the world have been focused on developing a vaccination to fight the virus. In March, the federal government established Operation Warp Speed through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Facts Claimant, Sylvia Mendez, filed an application for adjustment of claim […]

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Case Law Update – Spring 2021

Court Rejects Vocational Opinion Offered by Medical Expert Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. v. Ill. Workers’ Comp. Comm’n, 2021 IL App (3d) 190754WC-U Facts Claimant, Sylvia Mendez, filed an application for adjustment of claim pursuant to the Workers’ Compensation Act, seeking benefits for injuries she allegedly sustained on October 11, 2009, while in the employ of respondent,. […]

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In Memoriam – Clifford I. Ganan

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Clifford I. Ganan on February 6, 2022. He was a beloved colleague, mentor and friend. Cliff was a graduate of the University of Illinois where he first met and enchanted his wife of many years, Barbara (Bunny). They have been blessed with two children, Jordan. […]

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Case Law Update – Spring 2021

Court Rejects Vocational Opinion Offered by Medical Expert Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. v. Ill. Workers’ Comp. Comm’n, 2021 IL App (3d) 190754WC-U Facts Claimant, Sylvia Mendez, filed an application for adjustment of claim pursuant to the Workers’ Compensation Act, seeking benefits for injuries she allegedly sustained on October 11, 2009, while in the employ of respondent, […]

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