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        Arbitrator Awards Penalties Against His Own Employer (the State of Illinois)

        Medical, Lost Wages and Penalties Permitted Under Workers' Compensation

        The court ordered that the State of Illinois pay the wages and medical bills in question, but further awarded penalties against the State of Illinois for acting in bad faith.

        • The Case

          A State of Illinois worker, while working for Fox Developmental Center, was helping to move a patient when she injured her hip and back. The State of Illinois cut off her wages and medical payments solely because the worker was done with treatment.

        • In Depth Look

          Mark Weissburg – workers compensation attorney and Partner at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates – filed the workers compensation case and took the case to trial. During the trial, the court ordered that the State pay the wages and medical bills in question but further award penalties against the State of Illinois for acting in bad faith. A little known fact is that it is rare for an arbitrator to award penalties against the State of Illinois because the State of Illinois is the employer of the arbitrator. However, the arbitrator was so enraged by the conduct of the State that he awarded penalties.

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        Arbitrator Awards Penalties Against His Own Employer (the State of Illinois)

        • Workers Compensation