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Governor discusses workers’ compensation reform in Illinois

Illinois Governor Bruce Vincent Rauner said in a speech at the University of Chicago late in January that his administration is going to address workers’ compensation reform, high Medicaid costs, and the disparity of the high salaries of public employees in comparison with the private sector.

The Springfield State Journal-Register reported Rauner saying that the rate of workers’ compensation in the state is low, especially in the manufacturing, transportation, and construction industries. He noted that Illinois is “in the bottom 10 states.” While saying “we don’t have to be the best on this issue, but we have to be competitive,” Rauner did not outline any plans of his administration for this to become so.

Since Illinois workers’ compensation claims are notoriously difficult to obtain, if you have been injured in your place of work in Champaign, do not hesitate to call upon the legal help of our attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C.. Call our offices today at (217) 328-2828.