Chicago Workers’ Compensation Lawyers & Illinois Injury Lawyers

Philip A. Bareck Wins Mitsubishi and Caterpillar Decisions

| Jan 21, 2014 | The Rest |

Philip 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.