201702.27
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Update on Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform

At Inman & Fitzgibbons, our Legislative Watch Group continues to monitor pending legislation in Springfield and, when the opportunity arises, we provide input through the Illinois Chamber’s Workers’ Compensation Committee on language contained within proposed legislation and input on what issues should or need not be addressed in the current efforts to continue reform of…

201702.24
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WCRI Study Shows High Worker’s Compensation Medical Costs in Wisconsin

According to a recent study from the Worker’s Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) comparing the price of providing worker’s compensation treatment in 31 large American states,  Wisconsin stands apart as far as the cost of treating injured workers. The study revealed that Wisconsin’s treatment prices were the highest of all the 31 states. To be sure,…

201702.17
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Refused Drug Test Results In No Benefits

As we discussed back in October 2016, Section 11 of the Act provides, in part, that there is a “rebuttable presumption that an employee was intoxicated and that the intoxication was the proximate cause of the injury if at the time of the injury the employee refuses to submit to testing of blood, breath, or…

201702.10
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Illinois General Assembly Revisiting Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform . . . or Is It?

An update from Partner G. Steven Murdock and the I&F Legislative Watch Committee: As the battle of Rauner vs. Madigan continues in Springfield over pension reform and the state budget, one may think that workers’ compensation reform, one of the priorities on Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda, has been lost in the mix.  Well, one would be…

201701.16
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Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Finds Psychologist Qualified under Section 12 of the Act to perform an Independent Medical Examination

Following petitioner’s objection to the scheduling of a comprehensive pain management IME, a hearing was held before the IWCC pursuant to I&F’s Motion to Compel and Enforce Rights Under Section 12.  This case was a long-settled matter in which petitioner retained his rights under Section 8(a) for future medical care.  At issue specifically was petitioner’s…

201701.11
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I&F Prevails where IWCC Arbitrator Finds Intervening Accident Breaks Chain of Causation

In an Illinois case recently tried by I&F Partner Colin Mills, the claimant was seeking over six months of medical benefits, as well as PPD benefits, resulting from a lifting injury that occurred while working as a nurse for the insured. However, the Arbitrator agreed with our position that the claimant’s treating medical records clearly…

Workers’ Compensation Defense in Indianapolis, Indiana
201403.21
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Workers’ Compensation Defense in Indianapolis, Indiana

Inman Fitzgibbons, Ltd. has opened a new office in Indianapolis, Indiana. From this location, I&F attorney and veteran Indiana lawyer Sonia Das Sturm will cover the entire state and provide a full range of Workers’ Compensation Defense and General Liability Defense services.

Workers’ Compensation Defense in Des Moines, Iowa
201403.21
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Workers’ Compensation Defense in Des Moines, Iowa

Inman Fitzgibbons, Ltd. have now opened a new office in Des Moines, Iowa. From this “capitol” location, I&F Partner Terry Donohue will cover the entire state and provide a full range of Workers’ Compensation Defense and General Liability Defense services.

Workers’ Compensation Defense in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
201403.21
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Workers’ Compensation Defense in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Inman Fitzgibbons, Ltd. have now opened a new office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From this location, I&F Partners Jack Shanahan and Scott McCain will cover the entire state and provide a full range of Workers’ Compensation Defense and General Liability Defense services.