Bridget has experience in both Indiana and Illinois handling workers’ compensation matters from pre-suit advice and investigation, discovery, motion practice, mediation, trials and appeals.
Illinois Bar – 2011
Indiana Bar – 2013
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana – 2013
Indiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
- The John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctor, 2011
- Miami University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2007
Significant Commission/Arbitration Decisions
Harshbarger v. LCA Holdings, 12 IL.W.C. 8678 (Ill.Indus.Com’n) (April 23, 2013).
Plaintiff alleged that Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission had jurisdiction over the claim. The accident occurred in Indiana and all work activities that petitioner performed for Respondent in Indiana. The question was where was the contract for hire was formed. The court looked to what was the last act necessary to give validity to the employment contract. The Board concluded that it was clear from the evidence presented that petitioner’s employment contract with respondent was entered into in Indiana. The last acts necessary to form the employment contract, including the signing of the employment agreement and pre-employment screening process, which included tests regarding patient care, a pre-placement lift test, and the running of a limited criminal history report, took place in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Board found that the Petitioner’s signing of the employment agreement was the last act necessary to give the subject contract validity. That act occurred in Indiana, which has jurisdiction over claimant’s case. Case dismissed in Illinois.