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Critics point to need for Illinois workers’ compensation reform

Critics have been saying that the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission is inefficient. This complaint occurs largely because of policies that make the system more costly than those in other Midwestern states. Higher costs make businesses reconsider setting up shop in Illinois, which ultimately hurts the chances of boosting the local economy.

Annual reports conducted by the IWCC show that workers are more frequently exposed to injury in the state, and these workers suffer from their disabilities longer than workers in other states. Among those claiming that the state’s workers’ compensation laws are outdated is State Representative Dwight Kay, who has worked on the State Workers’ Compensation Program Advisory Board since 2011. Kay noted that this archaic law was written during the Industrial Age when workplaces were much more dangerous. Therefore, it doesn’t serve a relevant purpose for today’s workplaces.

If you are injured in a workplace accident in Champaign or another area of Illinois and you wish to file for workers’ compensation benefits, the team at Spiros Law, P.C. can help you. Contact a qualified member of our legal team today by calling our offices at 217-328-2828 to discuss your case.