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Cook County Finance Subcommittee on Workers' Compensation met July 24

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 15, 2019

Meeting 04

Cook County Finance Subcommittee on Workers' Compensation met July 24.

Here is the minutes provided by the subcommittee:

ATTENDANCE

Present: Chairman S. Morrison, Vice-Chairman Britton, Degnen, Johnson and K. Morrison (5)

PUBLIC TESTIMONY

Chairman S. Morrison asked the Secretary to the Board to call upon the registered public speakers, in accordance with Cook County Code.

No public speakers

Vice-Chairman Britton, seconded by Commissioner K. Morrison, moved that the Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee convene in Open Session to consider matters of pending Workers’ Compensation. The motion carried.

Vice-Chairman Britton, seconded by Commissioner K. Morrison, moved Approval of the cases over $25,000.00. The motion carried.

19-4509 

COMMITTEE MINUTES

Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 6/25/2019.

A motion was made by Vice-Chairman Britton, seconded by Commissioner Degnen, to approve 19-4509. The motion carried by the following vote: Ayes: Chairman S. Morrison, Vice-Chairman Britton, Degnen, Johnson and K. Morrison (5)

1. SETTLEMENTS AND DECISIONS

BURT, NORA 10 WC 39851 Petitioner injured her lower back and left hand while trying to restrain two detainees from fighting.

Vice Chairman Britton seconded by Commissioner K. Morrison moved Approval. The motion carried.

COFFEY, MATTHEW 18 WC 005144 Petitioner was parked in his work vehicle when it was hit by another driver.

Vice Chairman Britton seconded by Commissioner K. Morrison moved Approval. The motion carried.

DADE, CHIRL A. 17 WC 34488 Petitioner sustained injuries to her head, neck, right arm, elbow and wrist.

Vice Chairman Britton seconded by Commissioner K. Morrison moved Approval. The motion carried.

FERGUSON, WILLIAM 18 WC 582 Petitioner sustained injuries to his ribs and sternum after the car he was driving was hit on the driver’s side.

Vice Chairman Britton seconded by Commissioner K. Morrison moved Approval. The motion carried.

FOWLER, JASON 15WC 33315 Petitioner injured his left hand and wrist while attempting to subdue a combative detainee.

15 WC 33316 Petitioner injured both of his knees while attempting to subdue a combative detainee.

Vice Chairman Britton seconded by Commissioner K. Morrison moved Approval. The motion carried.

HALL, SCOTT 16 WC 0497 Petitioner was working in visitations when he was hit on the head with a glass bottle and crutch.

Vice Chairman Britton seconded by Commissioner K. Morrison moved Approval. The motion carried.

HAYES, THOMAS 16 WC 28470 Petitioner was working with heavy machinery when he felt severe knee pain.

18 WC 03783 Petitioner was placing construction materials into a dumpster. The next morning, he woke with swelling and pain in his knees.

Vice Chairman Britton seconded by Commissioner K. Morrison moved Approval. The motion carried.

ROBINSON, EVELYN 11 WC 00174 Petitioner stepped off the elevator and slipped on water left on the floor and fell injuring her knees, left shoulder and right thumb.

Vice Chairman Britton seconded by Commissioner K. Morrison moved Approval. The motion carried.

SPAIN, JOSEPH 16 WC 25283 Petitioner slipped on ice and fell in the employee parking lot injuring his right elbow and right leg.

Vice Chairman Britton seconded by Commissioner K. Morrison moved Approval. The motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Commissioner K. Morrison, seconded by Vice-Chairman Britton, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried by the following vote: Ayes: Chairman S. Morrison, Vice-Chairman Britton, Degnen, Johnson and K. Morrison (5)

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