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Medical payments for injured workers decreased

The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute recently released a new study that showed the reforms made in 2011 to lessen the cost of healthcare services for injured workers in Illinois are still impacting the dwindling cost of medical care, the Insurance Journal reported on November 3. According to the report titled, “CompScope Medical Benchmarks for Illinois, 15th […]

Terminated workers’ compensation officer asks for $25K for disability

Former workers’ compensation hearing officer Jennifer Carril continues to pursue a $25,000 settlement before the Fourth District Appellate Court in Springfield, Illinois for a disability that she claims is related to her typing duties as a hearing officer, the Belleville News-Democrat reported on May 31. Governor Pat Quinn dismissed Carril in 2011 from her $115,000 per year post […]