There is a tremendous amount of uncertainty about what is going to happen with changes in the Illinois Workers’ Compensation law.

Some predictions in the near term in light of this uncertainty:

* Work Comp Insurance Companies will be tighter with their settlement offers. They think the law may become more favorable to them so they will hold onto their money.

* Arbitrators will be more conservative. They are under a microscope due to lots of media coverage, and politicians who love to pile on.

* Commissioners will be more conservative. See above. Plus they are appointed by the Governor and approved through the Illinois Senate. They are very sensitive to what is going on politically.

* There is going to be some type of change in the law. Politicians respond to controversy and the media. Plenty of both has happened in Work Comp this year. So there will be changes and maybe major changes.

Questions about your Work Comp case or settlement? Feel free to call Illinois Workmans Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

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