Illinois Workers Compensation Maybe Heading for Extinction
Illinois lawmakers are now looking at terminating its failed workers' compensation sytem entirely, and allowing civil suits to proceed instead. The State of Illinois is not alone in recognizing that ailing workers' compensation systems throughout the US are having difficulty fulfilling legislative intent, to provide a summary and redial system of benefits under a no-fault system, to injured workers.
Representative John Bradley (D-Marion) said, "Let's give the courts a chance. Let's try something else. Because we know what we've been doing isn't working,"