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Past Issues

Past IssuesIf you would like our practice group newsletter to address a specific topic, please contact our newsletter editor, Brad Elward, or Craig Young.

2016

January The Year In Review – 2015
February Retaliatory Discharge Lawsuits Filed By Injured Workers


2015

January Bob Red Remodeling, Inc. v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n
March When Does a Traveling Employee Actually Begin to "Travel?"; Social Security Administration Proposes Mandatory Reporting of Benefits
April Appellate Court Holds Wage Differential Must Be Explicitly Waived or Else Claimant Eligible
June New Appellate Court Ruling on Entitlement to Permanency Where the Claimant Dies Before Arbitration
September Practice Pointer – Injuries to Multiple Body Parts
October The Rise of Temporary Transitional Employment (TTE)
November Identifying and Satisfying Conditional Payments by Medicare Advantage Plans; Social Security Administration Proposes Mandatory Reporting of Workers' Compensation Benefits; Are Petitioners Required to Submit AMA Impairment Rating Reports Into Evidence?


2014

January New Legislation on the Horizon?; Final Appellate Court Tally; Recent Stairs Case – Village Of Villa Park
February When a Claimant's Work Place is His Home; Limiting Exposure for Injuries to Telecommuting Employees
April Vocational Rehabilitation in Illinois
May Recent Decision Update – Arising Out Of: Brais v. Workers' Compensation Comm'n
June Senate Bill 3287 Signed into Law
July Medical Marijuana Leaving A Cloud Of Uncertainty Over Employers
September The Sunny Hill Decision and the Evolution of the TTD Test
October Appellate Court Solidifies Interstate Scaffolding's Application To Discharged Employees
December Benefits and Undocumented/Illegal Workers


2013

February A Disturbing Trend In Recent WC Appellate Decisions
April Appellate Practice Update
July "Arising Out Of" Cases
August Applying Mailbox Rule to Judicial Filings, Traveling Employer Rulings, and Commission News
October Workers' Compensation Updates - The Word on the Street
November What To Do When The Claimant Will Not Comply With A Course Of Medical Care; Practice Pointer - Section 12 IMEs
December Supreme Court Puts Brakes On Traveling Employee Doctrine Expansion


2012

February  AMA Guidelines
March  Open Settlement Contracts
April  Third Party Issues
June  The Defense of Stress Claims
August  Pro Se Settlement Contracts
September  AMA Guidelines Update
November  Workers' Compensation Fraud
December Voluntary Recreational Activities: What Employers Need To Know


2011

January

TTD Liability and Mass Layoffs

February

Carpal Tunnel Claims & Repetitive Trauma

March

Recent Commission News; Recent Cases - Increased Risk; Collateral Source

April

Post Arbitration Issues - Section 8(a), 8(f), 19(h)

June

Recent Cases - Falls; Multiple body part Injuries; Referrals; AWW; Section 8(j) Credits; Liens; Economic Lay-offs

July

Workers' Compensation Fraud in Your Claim

September

Utilization Reviews

October

Commission News; Arbitration Realignment; Interstate Scaffolding Redux

November

Amended Section 8.2 - Accidents

December

Reviewing Workers' Compensation Claims


2010 

January

Slip and Fall Cases

March

Interstate Scaffolding

April

Refusal to Cooperate or Undergo Medical Procedures

May

Repetitive Trauma Claims

June

Penalties and Attorneys' Fees

July

Recent Workers' Compensation Statistics

September

Section 8(d)(1) Wage Differentials

October

Workers' Compensation Fraud Since 2005; Medicare Liens; Recent Cases - Employee

November

SCHIP Reporting; AWW Calculations

December

Appeal Bonds


2009

January

Practice Pointers & TTD Benefits

March

Appellate Practice

April

Social Security Disability and Workers' Compensation Claims

May

Settlement Contracts

June

Employment Law Issues

July

Medicare Set Asides

August

Recent Cases - PPD/PTD for Same Accident; Arising Out Of

October

Personal Comfort Doctrine

November

Rehabilitation and Maintenance Awards

December

Intoxication Defense