One of the true greats has passed. Judge William Phillips Jr. died this week.
In a wake-up call to work comp insurance companies, the Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC) just affirmed a permanent and total disability award for an injured worker! [Click for LIRC Decision] Domer Law represented a truck driver/dock worker whose job duties were a material contributory causative factor in the progression of his low back condition, resulting in a failed low back surgery and permanent restrictions that precluded a return to work.
Tragic news occurred yesterday when a worker fell to his death a construction site in the Milwaukee area: A worker died in a fall at the Oak Creek Amazon facility construction site. (From the Journal Sentinel).
In 2019, Wisconsin has a new Commissioner for workers' compensation decisions. Governor Evers appointed Attorney Michael Gillick to serve a six-year term on the Labor and Industry Review Commission. Prior to his appointment, Attorney Gillick represented injured workers, earning a stellar reputation for his dedication towards fairness and justice. Gillick is the new chairperson of the Commission.