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Illinois governor seeks to reduce employers’ workers’ comp costs

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner wants to reduce the costs that employers pay towards workers’ compensation and in exchange, will slowly raise the minimum wage, the Insurance Journal reported on April 13.

According to the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Illinois has the 7th highest rate of workers’ compensation insurance in the country. Rauner wants to make compensation standards stricter, so workers are only compensated when the job is more than 50% responsible for a person’s injury.

Rauner’s critics believe this proposal would stack the deck further against workers and laborers, who could be hurt at work and not qualify for the benefits they need.

As workers’ compensation is a constantly changing system, it is important to enlist the help of a team that is experienced with the nuances of the legal process. The attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., may advocate tirelessly on your behalf for the money you need to cover medical expenses and lost wages. Call our offices in Champaign at (217) 328-2828 today to discuss your case with a member of our legal team.