Philip Bareck received two recent decisions

Philip A BareckPhilip Bareck received two recent decisions – In a Mitsubishi case, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission significantly increased the award and included benefits for the disputed knee replacement including future medical treatment; In a Caterpillar case, the Arbitrator awarded three times more than Caterpillar’s final settlement offer, which was seven times higher than Caterpillar’s impairment rating – this is one of the first post-September 1, 2011 decisions pertaining to a knee surgery under the new statute.