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Ganan & Shapiro is excited to announce Governor Pritzker appointment Jim Bynes to the position of Arbitrator at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, effective August 29, 2023. Jim joined Ganan & Shapiro in 2001, and has been a vital member of our family ever since. He represented clients throughout the

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Who says Continuing Legal Education has to be boring?

We help our attorneys meet their bi-annual CLE requirements by providing in-house educational opportunities. On July 20th, our attorney attended a program entitled “Stress and Mental Health for Attorneys” organized and presented by Elaine Newquist. After a discussion about what causes all of us to be stressed and ways to

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Appellate Court Rules on Question of Section 8(j) Credit

The City of Joliet v. The Illinois Workers’ Comp. Comm’n., 2023 IL App (3d) 220175WC FactsClaimant filed two claims against respondent related to two at-work injuries she suffered while in respondent’s employ. The first occurred on September 29, 2014, when claimant was involved in a motor-vehicle accident. The second took

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Appellate Court Reviews the “Parking Lot Exception”

Western Springs Police Dept. v. Illinois Workers’ Comp. Comm’n., 2023 IL App (1st) 211574WC FactsClaimant was employed by the Village of Western Springs Police Department (the Village) as a crossing guard and as a receptionist doing general office work. On February 6, 2014, claimant’s crossing guard duties required her to

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G&S January 2024 Rate Sheet