2021 Golden Gavel Recipient – William A. Lowry

10.21.2021 Firm News
Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie, & Lowry President and Co-Managing Shareholder William A. Lowry was recently honored by CARPLS with the 2021 Golden Gavel Award for his dedication to ensuring access to justice for all.

Illinois COVID-19 Presumption of Compensability “Expires”

8.18.2021 Blog
On May 21, 2020, amendments to the Illinois Occupational Diseases Act created a rebuttable presumption in favor of compensability for COVID-19 first responders and front-line workers  who contract COVID-19; the expansive definition of “front-line workers” is based on occupations identified in the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-10 and includes employees of grocery stores, banks, postal workers, public transportation, hardware stores, etc. provided that their occupation required them to encounter members of the general public or to work in locations of more than 15 employees.