Philip A. Bareck Wins Mitsubishi and Caterpillar Decisions

BareckProfilePicture-April-20111Philip 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.

 

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