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Illinois Chamber of Commerce sparks controversy

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce accused the judiciary system for favoring labor groups over business owners by rewriting legal documents to accommodate laborers disproportionately. The Chamber of Commerce argued that this accommodation is the reason that Illinois has the fourth-highest workers’ compensation premium in the United States.

Michael Carrigan, the president of Illinois AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) said that the chamber report is “nothing more than another shot to dismantle a program built to assure that workers maimed or injured receive fair compensation”.

The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association president, Stephen Phillips, joined the debate, agreeing with Carrigan’s released statement, noting that the report amounts to a “public relations stunt we have grown so familiar with from the chamber”.

A workers’ compensation system is essential in ensure that injured workers receive the financial support they need to recover. If you are in need of legal representation in the Champaign Urbana area, contact Spiros Law, P.C., at 217-328-2828 in order to find out how we can protect your rights.