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Recent Appellate Court Decisions
In Allenbaugh v. IWCC, 3-15-0284WC (3rd Dist. 2016) the Workers’ Compensation Commission Division of the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the circuit court which had confirmed an IWCC finding that the petitioner’s injuries were not compensable.
In Allenbaugh the petitioner was a police officer. He was ordered to report to police headquarters for a mandatory training session. The mandatory training session was scheduled for a time outside of his usual shift. It had been snowing on the date of accident and there was ice and slush on the road. An oncoming vehicle crossed the centerline and forced the petitioner into a ditch. The petitioner suffered neck and back injuries.