Chicago Bike Messenger receives Workers’ Compensation Award

Katz, Friedman attorneys received a final decision from the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission awarding benefits to a Chicago area bike messenger. Chicago Messenger Service claimed that no employer relationship existed with the bike messenger and denied benefits when the messenger hit a rock and was knocked from his bicycle injuring his right elbow and shoulder. The Chicago Messenger Service also defended the claim stating that the accident took place after hours and that the messenger had consumed beer. A unanimous Workers’ Compensation Commission awarded $58,554.83 in medical bills, nearly forty weeks of temporary total disability benefits and 35% loss of use to the right arm. If you have questions regarding the details of this case, please call us.

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