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File #: 18-0829    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 8/22/2018 In control: Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 9/6/2018 Final action: 9/6/2018
Title: Authority to settle the Workers’ Compensation Claim of Rashied Muhammad vs. MWRDGC, Claim 14 WC 40327, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC), in the sum of $14,745.65, Account 901-30000-601090

TRANSMITTAL LETTER FOR BOARD MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

 

Mr. John P. Murray, Acting Executive Director

 

Title

Authority to settle the Workers’ Compensation Claim of Rashied Muhammad vs. MWRDGC, Claim 14 WC 40327, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC), in the sum of $14,745.65, Account 901-30000-601090

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Dear Sir:

 

In 2014, Rashied Muhammad was a Maintenance Laborer B employee at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant.  On November 12, 2014, he sustained injuries to his right hand and wrist. 

Mr. Muhammad was initially seen in the industrial clinic on November 12, 2014.  He was initially treated conservatively with medications and restrictions.  He was disabled effective June 22, 2015 after he underwent a procedure on his right wrist and hand.  Mr. Muhammad was able to return to work on November 2, 2015.   

 

Mr. Muhammad was paid a total of $12,148.22 representing 19 weeks of lost time benefits.

 

Mr. Muhammad filed an Application of Adjustment of Claim with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) through his counsel.  Subject to the approval of the IWCC, this case can now be settled for $14,745.65, representing approximately 12.5% loss of use of the right hand.  This settlement will close out future lost time benefits, as well as any future medical benefits associated with this injury.

 

The Director of Human Resources believes this settlement is in the best interest of the District and requests payment of that sum be approved and she be authorized to execute such documents as may be necessary to effect the settlement.

 

Requested, Beverly K. Sanders, Director of Human Resources, BKS:RAJ:RG

Respectfully Submitted, Mariyana T. Spyropoulos, Chairman Committee on Judiciary

Disposition of this agenda item will be documented in the official Regular Board Meeting Minutes of the Board of Commissioners for  September 6, 2018