Case Law Update – Fall 2022

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Respondent Penalized for Frivolous Defense McDonald’s v. IWCC, 2022 IL App (1st) 210928WC Facts In an unwitnessed accident, the Petitioner alleges injuries to right shoulder and low back as a result of catching a falling box. Form 45 accident report was filled out on date of accident and Petitioner was seen at the emergency room.

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New Peoria Office Location

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Our Peoria office has moved to a new location:   424 SW Washington St. 2nd Floor Peoria, IL 61602   All other contact information remains the same (email, telephone, fax). Great new location, same great service!

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In Memoriam – Clifford I. Ganan

by Elaine T. Newquist

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 – Winter 2022

by James M. Byrnes

Appellate Court Finds No Illinois Jurisdiction Industrial Contractors Skanska v. Illinois Workers’ Comp. Comm’n, 2021 IL App (4th) 210003WC-U Facts Claimant, a resident of Illinois, is an electrician and member of IBEW Local 538, based in Danville, Illinois. She was hired as an apprentice electrician by Respondent in July 2014. It is undisputed she subsequently.

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Case Law Update – Summer/Fall 2021

by James M. Byrnes / Charlotte R. Kurzweil (Law Clerk)

Court Affirms Commission Decision Based on a Single CT Scan Maroney v. Illinois Workers’ Comp. Comm’n, 2021 IL App (3d) 200213WC. Facts Claimant Maroney sustained a back injury while working for Respondent Joe’s Towing and Recovery. On December 18, 2016, claimant was to jump-start a customer’s vehicle at her residence. He slipped on ice that.

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