The new Illinois Workers’ Compensation law sets a deadline of September 1, 2011.

This means that for injuries on or after September 1, 2011 new rules are in effect.

The old law applies for injuries before September 1, 2011.

The date the claim is filed does not matter.

The value of injuries after September 1, 2011 will likely be reduced.

A new standard of determining value kicks in and one of the factors is the AMA guidelines. This takes into account some medical factors which may make it more difficult to get a higher settlement.

The full effect of the new work comp law will not be known for another year or two.

The psychological effect will most likely be lower settlement offers from Work Comp insurance companies.

Let me know what you see if you have a work injury after September 1, 2011. Call me, Illinois Workman’s Comp Lawyer, Dirk May at 309-827-4371.