Dramatic changes were made in the Illinois Work Comp law last year.

The effect of the changes will be seen this year.

Cases will take longer because only the assigned Arbitrator will be allowed to hear the case.

Cases will only come up once every three months.

Cases values will likely drop.

Medical treatment will likely be restricted.

The unanswered question is whether Arbitrators will be influenced to be more conservative.

The pressure of politicians, businesses and insurance companies who complain of an unfair work comp system may be too much to ignore.

Questions about your work comp injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.