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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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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). According to the HHS website, the goal was “to produce and.


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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.   In addition to the suspension of all in-person hearings,.


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Recent Updates at IWCC

Withdrawal of Emergency Amendment to IWCC Rules As we previously reported, the Commission issued an Emergency Amendment to Part 9030.70 of the Rules of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission on April 16, 2020 (following an initial attempt on April 13). The stated purpose of this Emergency Amendment was ostensibly to protect “essential employees” who could.


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Commission Issues COVID-19 Emergency Amendment

On April 13, 2020, the Commission issued an Emergency Amendment to Part 9030 of the Rules of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. The stated purpose of this Emergency Amendment is ostensibly to protect “essential employees” who could be exposed to the COVID-19 virus at work, by providing a rebuttable presumption that those workers who are.


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