Drake Shunneson

Illinois Workers Compensation Independent Contractor Determination

Under the Workers Compensation Act, an independent contractor is not an employee and, therefore, is not entitled to benefits. Bauer v. Industrial Commission, 282 N.E.2d 448 (1972)). Often an employer will try to avoid paying…more

| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

The Purpose of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act is designed to give injured workers a “quick and efficient remedy” to receive the benefits they deserve, to resolve disputes between employees and employers regarding the amount of benefits…more

| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Jurisdiction of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

Jurisdiction is the right of a government body to hear and enter decisions in a case. The question of “jurisdiction” is usually only an issue for individuals who work outside of the State of Illinois, but whose work either began…more

| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Purpose of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act

In Illinois, Workers’ Compensation is designed to promote the general welfare by providing compensation for accidental injuries, illnesses, or death suffered in the course of employment to most workers with job-related injuries…more

| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

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