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Terminated workers’ compensation officer asks for $25K for disability

Former workers’ compensation hearing officer Jennifer Carril continues to pursue a $25,000 settlement before the Fourth District Appellate Court in Springfield, Illinois for a disability that she claims is related to her typing duties as a hearing officer, the Belleville News-Democrat reported on May 31.

Governor Pat Quinn dismissed Carril in 2011 from her $115,000 per year post as an arbitrator for the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission after a major story about corruption in the agency began circling in the News-Democrat. One of the stories showed how Carril tried to bury information regarding the hearing of the disability application of former state Trooper Matt Mitchell, who was convicted in a highway accident that killed two girls.

Men and women incapacitated due to workplace injuries may need workers’ compensation benefits to survive. Call our attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., in Champaign at (217) 328-2828 today to learn more about our services.