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Workers in Illinois want change in workers’ compensation system

According to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, businesses in the transportation and manufacturing industries in the state of Illinois are demanding a change in the workers’ compensation system. The change they have wanted for years now is the elimination of special interests from the system.

Doctors in the state of Illinois’ workers’ compensation system have the capacity to sell “repackaged” pills directly to patients at huge price increases, which often average between 60% and 300%. When doctors use this tactic, they usually prescribe three times the amount of drugs they would prescribe otherwise, which results in patients who are more susceptible to opioid addiction. This issue is one of many in the system that demands reform. It also accounts for why workers in Illinois are slower to return to their full health than workers in other states who experience the same injuries.

If you have been injured in a workplace accident in Champaign or another area of Illinois that renders you incapable of earning your regular wage, you deserve compensation for your daily financial losses as well as your physical and emotional suffering. Get in touch with the attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. by calling our offices at 217-328-2828 today.