Kirk Jenkins

Kirk Jenkins

Sedgwick LLP

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Illinois Supreme Court Holds Treasurer Needs Appeal Bond Too

Earlier this month, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court held in Illinois State Treasurer v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission that the State Treasurer, when appealing a workers’ compensation award in a case where he...more

4/27/2015 - Administrative Appeals Appeals Workers' Compensation Defense

California Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Temp Disability Benefits for Police Officers

In the only civil review grant from last week’s conference, the California Supreme Court agreed to review the Third District’s decision in Larkin v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Larkin involves an issue of what...more

4/21/2014 - Disability Police Temporary Disability Insurance Workers' Compensation Defense

California Supreme Court To Consider Causation in Workers Comp for Medication-Related Injuries

In Wednesday’s conference, the California Supreme Court agreed to review South Coast Framing v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, an unpublished decision from Division One of the Fourth District. South Coast Framing poses...more

3/25/2014 - Bodily Injury Burden of Proof Causation Prescription Drugs Workers' Compensation Defense

Illinois Supreme Court to Debate Limits on Workers' Comp "Traveling Employee" Exception

The Illinois Supreme Court’s first term in Chicago ends tomorrow morning with a busy docket of five civil arguments: Venture-Newberg Perini Stone and Webster v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission; Schultz v....more

9/18/2013 - Bodily Injury Disability Temporary Employees Travel Workers' Compensation Defense

Illinois Supreme Court Extends Mailbox Rule to Judicial Review of Workers' Comp Commission

Last week, in a case which had attracted nationwide interest in the workers' compensation bar, a divided Illinois Supreme Court extended the mailbox rule to the process of initiating judicial review of decisions of the...more

8/12/2013 - Judicial Review Mailbox Rule Workers' Compensation Defense

Are Union Members Who Travel to Reach a Distant Job Site "Traveling Employees" Under Workers Comp?

In the final days of the May term, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed petitions for leave to appeal in five new civil cases. Our preview of the new cases concludes with Venture-Newberg Perini Stone & Webster v. Illinois...more

6/28/2013 - Traveling Employee Unions Workers' Compensation Defense Workplace Injury

Argument Report: Will the Mailbox Rule Be Extended to Workers' Comp Administrative Review?

The mailbox rule applies to filing an appeal from an arbitrator to the Workers Compensation Commission. Norris v. Industrial Commission. And it applies to filing an appeal from the Circuit Court's order on administrative...more

1/29/2013 - Judicial Review Mailbox Rule Workers' Compensation Defense

Illinois Supreme Court to Consider If Mailbox Rule Applies to Administrative Appeal From Workers Comp Commission

Our preview of the civil cases to be heard by the Illinois Supreme Court during the upcoming January term concludes with Gruszeczka v. The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. Gruszeczka poses an important question:...more

1/5/2013 - Administrative Appeals Appeals Judicial Review Jurisdiction Mailbox Rule Notice Requirements Workers' Compensation Defense

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