In a personal injury or workers' compensation lawsuit, photographic evidence can be a deciding factor in a case. Here are some tips for taking better photographs.
The appellate court reviewed the essential factors for determining whether an individual is an employee versus an independent contractor in Agnes Skzubel v. IWCC, 01-09-0442WC. The initial question presented was whether Four M, which is in the business of distributing newspapers to stores and vendors for the Sun-Times, was an employer of Agnes Skzubel. The court answered in the affirmative.
An analysis of In re Estate of Arnold Rexroad Sr.
Can a workers’ compensation carrier’s misconduct result in a forfeiture of their right to recovery under Section 5(b) of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act? The appellate court overruled the circuit court and decided that the facts in this case did not justify forfeiture of the 5(b) lien, however, it has happened in other states.
What is an FCE
When recovering from a workplace injury, your doctor may request that you have a Functional Capacity Evaluation. A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a test usually delivered by a physical therapist after a round of treatment to determine whether an injured worker can safely return to work (including Full Duty, Modified Duty or Transitional Duty). These tests typically range from 2-6 hours and can cover a wide variety of functions including how long and how often you can do the following: