The Illinois Legislature is discussing potential changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act.

The proposed changes range from reducing the amount health care providers can charge for medical bills, to reducing the length of time an injured worker can recover for a wage differential.

Another change proposed is limiting the medical providers an injured worker can choose.

Business groups, insurance companies, labor unions, lawyers, and doctors all have different ideas for reforming the Work Comp law so there will much discussion and debate regarding the potential changes.

Remember, nothing becomes law until the House and Senate pass identical bills and the Governor signs it.

I will keep you posted about any changes to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.