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…


Attorney Loses Claim for Benefits when Injured on the Way to Work

The Commission recently affirmed the Arbitrator’s decision in a case – Djokic v. National Union Fire Insurance, in which benefits were denied after the Arbitrator found that the Petitioner was not a “traveling employee,” that she was not required to take work home from the office, and that her briefcase full of files was not…


An Early Christmas Present from the Supreme Court

Inman and Fitzgibbons wishes you and your families a happy and healthy Holiday Season and New Year.  We are also very happy to bring good news for Illinois employers – The Supreme Court has reversed the Venture-Newburg Case, finding that the claimant was not a traveling employee. The Illinois Supreme Court reversed the Appellate Court on…