Never a dull moment. Recently, in the case of Marquita McDonald v. Symphony Bronzeville, LLC et. al., the Illinois Appellate Court was called upon to determine whether the exclusivity provisions of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act bar a claim for statutory damages under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act where an employer is alleged

Jurisdiction is a court’s power to decide a case or issue a decree. Remember that the Commission is a state agency, not a court. In a workers’ compensation claim, jurisdiction relates to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s power to decide a case or issue a decree.  

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act gives the Commission jurisdiction

In 1903 and 1904, shortly before the opening of the St. Paul Mine in Cherry, Illinois, the state passed child labor laws that pulled twenty-two hundred boys aged eleven to fifteen from the mines. 

During the recovery efforts following the Cherry Mine Disaster, the chief state factory inspector found out that two young boys were

On September 24, 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court filed its decision in the case of Kevin McAllister v. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. The Supreme Court held that the Commission’s finding that the claimant’s accidental knee injury did not arise out of his employment is against the manifest weight of the evidence, and reversed

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act requires that an injured worker give notice of a work accident as soon as practicable, but not later than 45 days after an accident. However, the legislature has mandated a liberal construction on the issue of notice in that no defect or inaccuracy of such notice shall be a bar

Most countries around the world offer some level of protection to workers that are injured on the job.  These workers’ compensation regimes can look very different from what we are used to in the States. This week, we are going to take a quick look at the rights of workers who are injured in the

What if you’re injured while playing softball at a company picnic? What about a teacher injured during a faculty vs. student basketball game at a pep rally? These types of situations are addressed by Section 11 of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, which states: 

 Accidental injuries incurred while participating in voluntary recreational programs including but

The origins of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act can be traced back in history to the little town of Cherry, Illinois. Cherry is a village located in Bureau County that was established in 1904 and named after James Cherry. Mr. Cherry had been the former mayor Seatonville, Illinois and he was also the Regional Superintendent