Great Question, for injured workers.

The most important result of the changes will be the perception of value.

What I mean is that Workers Compensation Insurance Companies believe the settlement value of cases should drop.

Work Comp companies will most likely make low settlement offers now.

This is because the new Illinois Work Comp law gives more power to the Employer, and many of the complaints have been about the cost of Workers’ Compensation cases.

This will mean that many injured workers will have to hire a lawyer to increase the value of their case.

The new Workmans Compensation law is more complicated and it will be more difficult to prove you have a permanent injury.

Questions about your work injury and what you need to do to protect yourself? Feel free to call Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

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