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Pending WC Legislation

by Amylee Simonovich | Jun 22, 2017
Urgent Update on WC Legislation

On June 14, 2017, Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Burr Ridge) introduced HB 4068. Ridge & Downes has reviewed the text of this legislation and there are many changes that would take important rights away from injured workers and reduce the compensation they receive when injured on the job.

Today at 2:00 p.m., there will be a Committee of the Whole in the General Assembly to discuss how why it is imperative to ensure that workers injured on the job are protected.

Our legislators will hear testimony from workers who have been directly affected by an on-the-job injury and how the benefits they received under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act allowed them to support their families and access quality medical care while they recovered.

Please contact Rep. Durkin to express your concern about depriving injured workers the benefits they depend on while recovering from an on-the-job injury.You can also contact your Representatives to express your support for the rights of injured workers.To find a Representative, click here.

You will be able to watch live coverage of the Committee at www.ilga.gov.




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