In his inaugural State of the State speech on February 18, Gov. Bruce Rauner listed workers’ compensation “reform” as one of his top priorities. As noted in this Chicago Tribune story, he offered a turnaround budget for Illinois, which also includes proposed cuts to health care for the poor, government worker pensions, state universities, mass transit and cities across the state.
To do it, Rauner seeks to gut workers’ compensation by limiting an employer’s responsibility for worker’s injuries and keeping injured workers from “doctor shopping,” among other changes.
These changes would have a catastrophic effect on workers’ compensation. They would strip workers of protections and put increased financial pressure on the hard-working middle class.
If you or a loved one was hurt on the job, you need an experienced workplace injury attorney to discuss the latest workers’ compensation laws and regulations. For more than 20 years, our team at Dixon Law Office has helped hundreds of workplace injury victims get the compensation they deserve to cover medical bills, long-term care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related expenses. Contact us at toll-free at 888-354-9880, or click here for a free consultation.