In a recent case decided by the Illinois Appellate Court of Walter Matuszczak v. IWCC (Walmart) found that the injured worker could continue to receive TTD Benefits even though he admitted to stealing cigarettes from Walmart while working light duty.

The work injury need not be the sole cause, not even the primary cause, or even the last cause, it is sufficient to receive workers’ compensation benefits as long as the work injury was a cause in the injured workers’ condition of ill-being.

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