Illinois workers’ compensation needs more reform
June 23, 2012
To anyone who thought Illinois had solved its workers’ compensation problem when lawmakers approved a half-baked reform measure last year, we have two words for you: “repetitive walking.”
Yes, the same state notorious among employers for its out-of-control workers’ comp system recently identified a novel workplace hazard: The Illinois Workers Compensation Commission has ruled that walking on the job can lead to injuries, which, in turn, must be compensated.
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