The Law Office of Keith Short was able to recently win another big workers’ compensation case on appeal. This is the fourth time we’ve been able to get the same judge reversed on appeal. This time the Commission awarded our client nearly $100,000.00 in direct compensation and over $400,000.00 in medical bills!
The employer tried to claim that 1) our client wasn’t an Illinois employee, 2) that his cervical spine fusion wasn’t caused by the injury at work, and 3) that he didn’t give notice of injury with 45 days as required by law. We were certain we had a solid case; the problem was that we drew a conservative judge. Not surprisingly she ruled against us. We appealed. I assured our client that we thought we could win the appeal…and we did.