[messengers] Chicago Bike Messenger receives Workers ’ Compensation Award

Date: 14 Jul 2010 23:49:23 +0200
From: Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx>






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.





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