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Recent Appellate Court Decisions
Claimant with Two Accidents May Be Entitled to Wage Differential and Permanent Total Disability Awards Simultaneously
In John Chlada v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission 1-15-0122WC, (1st Dist. 2016) the claimant, John Chlada, filed an application for adjustment of claim under the Workers' Compensation Act (Act) (820 ILCS 305/1 et seq. (West 1998)), seeking benefits for an injury to his lower back that he allegedly sustained in a work-related accident on July 15, 1999, while he was employed by respondent Burke Beverage, Inc. (employer). After conducting a hearing, an arbitrator found that the claimant had proven a work injury arising out of and in the course of his employment and that his current lower back condition was causally related to the work accident. The arbitrator ordered the employer to pay the claimant temporary total disability (TTD) benefits, temporary partial disability (TPD) and maintenance benefits.
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