Decision filed 10/23/06. The text of this decision may be changed or corrected prior to the filing of a Petition for Rehearing or the disposition of the same.
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION DIVISION
PIASA MOTOR FUELS, ) Appeal from the Circuit Court of Madison
Appellant, ) County.
v. ) No. 05--MR--36
THE INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION et al. ) Honorable
(Kenneth Ruyle, Appellee). ) Barbara Crowder,
) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE CALLUM delivered the opinion of the court:
Claimant, Kenneth Ruyle, filed an application for adjustment of claim under the Workers' Compensation Act (Act) (820 ILCS 305/1 et seq. (West 2002)) for injuries he allegedly sustained while working for employer, Piasa Motor Fuels. The arbitrator denied benefits. The Industrial Commission1 (Commission), in a decision signed by Chairman Dennis R. Ruth and two commissioners, reversed. It awarded claimant 24 weeks' temporary total disability (TTD) benefits and $95,915.50 in medical expenses and found that claimant was disabled to the extent of 25% of a person as a whole. The circuit court confirmed the Commission's decision. Employer appeals, arguing that the Commission's
1 Now known as the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. See Pub. Act 93--721, eff. January 1, 2005.