Appellate Court Analyzes “Increased Risk” for Traveling Employee

The First District Appellate Court recently examined the compensability of an accident involving a traveling employee and evaluated whether the claimant was at a risk greater than that of the general public. In Nee v. Illinois Workers’ Comp. Comm’n, 2015 IL App (1st) 132609WC, the claimant, a plumbing inspector for the City of Chicago, had…


I&F Prevails in Appellate Court

Partner Kevin Deuschle recently argued and prevailed before the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fifth District.  You can find the Court’s decision here and audio of the argument before the Court can be found here. In this case, the petitioner was employed with the Respondent in the capacity of a Sales Account Executive.  She was making a sales…


IWCC Sounds Alarm when Paramedic Slips and Falls on His Own Driveway

Attorney Colin Mills recently persuaded the IWCC to reverse an arbitration decision in petitioner’s favor and find that the petitioner failed to establish that his accident arose out of and in the course of his employment. As a result of the Commission’s finding, the petitioner was awarded zero benefits. In this case, the petitioner, a…