Laborer Injures Achilles Tendon Exiting Truck at Work
Publication: Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Published: October 2019
Gerald Brinner v State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Transportation
Verdict: $73,897.28: $44,848.46 in temporary total disability benefits, $29,048.82 in permanent partial disability benefits.
Arbitrator: Charles Watts
Pltf Atty(s): Dean Caras of Dean J. Caras & Associates
Petition for review having been timely filed by respondent herein and notice given to all parties, the commission, after considering the issues of accident, notice, medical expenses, temporary total disability and permanent partial disability, and being advised of the facts and law, supplements the Decision of the Arbitrator, which is attached hereto and made a part hereof.
Petitioner, a 58-year-old laborer, injured his right Achilles tendon while exiting a truck at work. The Arbitrator found Petitioner proved accident and causation of his condition of ill-being, and awarded Petitioner: (1) 64 weeks of temporary total disability benefits, for the period October 20, 2012 through January 13, 2014, as provided in 88(b) of the Act (minus a credit of $11,989.08 for non-occupational indemnity disability benefits paid by Respondent), and (2) 41.75 weeks of permanent partial disability benefits as provided in 88(e) of the Act, for the 25% loss of use of the right foot.