Update (5/26/2015): Sen. Radogno has filed S.B. 994, Governor Rauner's Workers Compensation proposals detailed below.  Click here to monitor this bill's status.

According to the 2014 Oregon Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary, Illinois has the 7th highest workers’ compensation costs in the country. These high structural costs drive jobs to other states, including Indiana, where workers’ compensations costs are more than 50 percent less.

 

Causation

Workers' compensation is a
no-fault system. To recover on a workers' compensation claim, the employee bears the burden.

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AMA Guidelines

The 2011 reforms added the use of AMA Guidelines as one of five factors in determining permanent partial disability (PPD) awards.

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Traveling Employee

The Illinois Appellate Court has greatly expanded the scope of what constitutes a "traveling employee" .

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