Illinois: Commission gives arbitrators guidelines for disability awards
The commission said that an impairment report is not required to be submitted by the parties with a settlement contract. Also, if an impairment rating is not entered into evidence, the arbitrator is not precluded from entering a finding of disability. The commission said that its guidance is not a rule of general applicability. Each commissioner and arbitrator should issue a decision that responds to the factual situation on review before them.
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January 12, 2012
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