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House Bill 1287 on workers’ comp approved by Illinois House

Democrats from the Illinois House of Representatives returned to Springfield with an approved measure aiming to compromise with Republicans calling for workers’ compensation reform, according to the Insurance Journal on June 8.

Republicans said the Democrats’ proposal does not go far enough. House Bill 1287 includes a proposal to change the state’s no-fault worker benefit, so any injury must be directly linked to a cause on the work site. Democrats defended the measure, saying it remains in line with the $36 billion budget goal Governor Rauner set for the state’s next fiscal year.

Each day, workers in the United States fall victim to workplace accidents. Without workers’ compensation, injured workers would be unable to earn the income they need to support themselves and their families. If this happens to you in Champaign, the legal team at Spiros Law, P.C., may help you apply for or appeal for workers’ compensation benefits. Call our offices at (217) 328-2828 today to learn more.