Before the battle, a general will run through countless scenarios as to what might happen on the battlefield. Often, the keys to victory lie in lessons learned from past conflicts. It’s very much the same in any legal battle, including workers’ compensation litigation. I have yet to see any COVID19 decisions from the Illinois Workers’

American Coal Company v. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission was published on November 16, 2020 by the Appellate Court’s Workers’ Compensation Division. The claimant, Robert Deere, filed a claim for benefits under the Workers’ Occupational Disease Act against his employer, American Coal Company, for injuries to his lungs, heart, pulmonary system, and respiratory tracts allegedly

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

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

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