Wage Loss Claim Approved Based on Estimated Compensation Obtained by Investigator

First Assist, Inc. v. Industrial Commission No. 4-06-0206WC Mary Khatri, employed by First Assist, a medical clinic, began her employment in June of 1991.  She performed the services of an operating nurse which duties consisted of assisting doctors during surgery, including the handling of surgical instruments but also involving lifting of patients on and off

Workers’ Compensation Claim Leads to Civil Action Based on Intrusion Upon Seclusion

James Burns, Jr. v. Masterbrand Cabinets, et al No. 4-06-0296 What type of claim is intrusion upon seclusion?  What does it have to do with workers’ compensation?  Before those questions can be answered, one would need a list of characters involved in this scenario.  They are best described in an appellate court decision brought by

Injury Resulting From a Violation of a Saftey Rule: Held Compensable

J.S. Masonry, Inc. v. Industrial Commission No. 1-06-0717WC In the J.S. Masonry, Inc. case, the appellate court had occasion to consider a claim of Josef Piatek, a 52 year old bricklayer helper whose duties included the assistance to other workers in the construction of a scaffold.  The horizontal rail on the scaffold was to serve