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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 Edition,” medical payments per claim dropped by 20% between the years 2010 and 2012. The decrease in present medical care costs is reflective of a 30% reduction in fee rates included in the reforms, which were made effective after Sept. 1, 2011.

If you have been injured at your workplace, you are likely facing a loss of wages that could critically effect you and your family’s quality of life. Fortunately, you may be eligible to apply for workers’ compensation. Contact our lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C., in Champaign today by calling (217) 328-2828, and learn about your options.