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Workers' Compensation

Study: Time off, lawyers push Illinois workers compensation costs up

Workers' compensation costs in Illinois have grown every year since reforms efforts in 2011. A study of workers' compensation claims through March 2017 by the nonprofit Workers Compensation Research Institute found the state’s average cost to businesses rose by 1 to 3 percent annually since 2011. The study found medical payments, protections against loss (called indemnity), and administrative costs have…
Workers' Compensation

Parties Must Submit Email Addresses Before Notices Start July 2

Beginning July 2, all parties in workers' compensation claims cases will receive notice through electronic means, so the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission needs updated email addresses, the commission announced this week. The commission will no longer send notices via mail after July 2. It's part of a modernization effort by the commission to streamline operations and close down massive warehouses that…
Personal Injury

Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch says Arizona second-hand asbestos exposure ruling could have impacts elsewhere

A recent ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court that found companies should not be held liable for damages related to second-hand asbestos exposure is “common sense” and could affect similar cases in other states, according to Travis Akin, the executive director of Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch. "The ruling is just common sense," Akin told the Cook County Record. "There was…
Workers' Compensation

WCRI: Little Change in Average Total Workers’ Comp Claim Cost Since 2013 Indiana Reform

The average total cost per workers’ compensation claim in Indiana was stable in the years since the state enacted workers’ compensation system reforms, according to a recent Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) study. The study, CompScope Benchmarks for Indiana, 18th Edition, provides a look at changes in the Indiana workers’ compensation system following the enactment in 2013 of House Enrolled…
Workers' Compensation

Crisis looms in workers’ comp system

There's a crisis looming in our state's workers' compensation system. If allowed to fester, it will keep workers from receiving timely medical treatment for workplace injuries. It will delay workers' recoveries and their return to their jobs. And it will end up costing more for the very businesses and insurers seeking efficiencies in the system. This crisis is not one…
Workers' Compensation

WCRI: Illinois’ Workers’ Comp Claim Total Cost Grew 1-3% Annually Since 2012

The average total cost per workers’ compensation claim in Illinois grew annually anywhere from 1 to 3 percent since 2012, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). “Due to small to moderate changes in medical payments per claim, indemnity benefits per claim, and benefit delivery expenses per claim, the average total cost per workers’ compensation…
Personal Injury

Lawsuit alleges jail staff, private contractor ignored man’s calls for help

Joseph McClimans spent just nine days in the Tippecanoe County Jail during the summer of 2016 before a heart attack took his life. A lawsuit filed by a representative of his estate in Tippecanoe County last week alleges McCliman’s death could have been prevented had he received proper medical care. McClimans had a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1997,…
Workers' Compensation

7th Circuit upholds Allen County workers’ comp judgment

The Allen County Board of Commissioners cannot be held liable for a former county court employee’s disability claims because the board was neither his direct nor indirect employer, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. In Carleton Harris v. Allen County Board of Commissioners, 17-2577, Carleton Harris began working at the Allen County Juvenile Center in 1995, and his…
Workers' Compensation

Jameson: Workers’ compensation rates, taxes need to decline to fix state’s problems

Doug Jameson doesn’t need a study to tell him what he already knows about the depressing state of business in Illinois. “I’m looking around downtown Belleville right now and I can see five for-sale signs plastered across what were once business operations,” Jameson told the Metro East Sun. “Businesses don’t want to locate here and the ones that are still…
Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Comp Claim Cost Changed Little in Indiana Since Reform Law Took Effect

The average total cost per workers’ compensation claim in Indiana was stable in the years since the state enacted workers’ comp system reforms, according to a recent Workers Compensation Research Institute study. The study, CompScope Benchmarks for Indiana, 18th Edition, provides a look at changes in the Indiana workers’ comp system following the enactment in 2013 of House Enrolled Act…

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