201705.26
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I&F Prevails in IL Claim as Petitioner’s Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Held Unrelated to Work Duties

I&F recently prevailed in a trial over the disputed issue of the Petitioner’s bilateral carpal tunnel conditions.  The Petitioner alleged that her diagnoses and surgeries were due to repetitive trauma from her work as an English Teacher.  The petitioner testified that her duties during the school day required her to use her hands for attendance, grades,…

201602.05
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IWCC unanimously affirms I&F win in claim filed by a tire technician

As previously reported, I&F defended a case in which the claimant alleged that removing and installing tires with an air gun, in conjunction with the use of a torque wrench to tighten nuts, resulted left carpal tunnel syndrome, lumbar radiculopathy, cervical radiculopathy, and left ulnar neuropathy.  Prior to trial, partner Scott McCain thoroughly investigated the petitioner’s…

201503.18
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Tire Technician’s Claim Falls Flat

Veteran attorney Scott McCain recently prevailed  in defense of a repetitive trauma claim filed by a tire technician.  In this case, the claimant alleged that removing and installing tires with an air gun, in conjunction with the use of a torque wrench to tighten nuts, resulted left carpal tunnel syndrome, lumbar radiculopathy, cervical radiculopathy, and…

201411.04
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IWCC Denies Correctional Officer’s Repetitive Trauma Claim

The Commission recently affirmed an Arbitration decision in Dryden v. Centralia Correctional Center, in determining that the Petitioner failed to prove that his work duties as a correctional officer caused his bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. In a 2-1 decision, the Commission affirmed the Arbitrator’s findings that the Petitioner’s job duties were not varied or sufficiently…

201201.12
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I&F Prevails where Petitioner Fails to Paint Picture of Work Related Repetitive Trauma

Tina Freund was recently successful in obtaining a zero award with the denial of all benefits for alleged repetitive trauma claims to aclaimant’s knees, resulting in bilateral knee replacements. The respondent’s exposure under the 19(b) hearing included over $110,000.00 in medical bills and almost a year of TTD benefits ($38,000.00) plus potential exposure for a significant…

201112.13
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I&F wins where petitioner fails to carry burden of proof

The Commission recently reversed an unfavorable decision by the Arbitrator as to our client’s liability for renewed treatment and lost time five months after the prior treating physician deemed the claimant at MMI. Our client had paid benefits on a repetitive trauma claim for a couple of years through surgery and follow up care necessitated…