Employers have rights as well as responsibilities towards employees. When an employer is accused of any claims such as negligence, medical costs and injury claims, they have a right to defend themselves.
Stephen Kelly has extensive experience and knowledge in Protection of Employers’ rights under Section 5 of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Stephen is determined to help you fight your case and acquire the results that you deserve.
A Police officer for the City of Peoria suffered a catastrophic injury while working for the City of Peoria. As a result of her injuries, Officer Taylor was unable to return to work as a police officer for the City of Peoria. As her attorney, Stephen P. Kelly obtained her benefits under the Pension Act and her PSEBA benefits. Subsequent to winning the trail for her pension and PSEBA benefits, Stephen P. Kelly tried Officer Taylor’s case in front of the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. After receiving a very favorable award from the Illinois Worker’s Commission, the City of Peoria appealed the award to the Illinois Appellate Court. The City of Peoria argued, that the Pension benefits awarded to Officer Taylor should be used to reduce her award under the Illinois Workers Compensation act. The Appellate Court rejected the City of Peoria’s argument, and upheld the decision of the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission.