Towers Automotive: Illinois Court On Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Excess Hours Worked

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The Appellate Court of Illinois, First District recently addressed the issue of whether Workers’ Compensation benefits can include hours worked in excess of a traditional work week. In other words, can benefits include compensation for overtime pay?

In Tower Automotive v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2011 WL 341234, the claimant alleged that during the course of his job as a material handler for his employer, he sustained bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical spondylolisthesis, and cervical spondylitis myelopathy.

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