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Personal injury lawyer and the Illinois workers compensation during COVID-19

Published on May 16th, 2020

Personal Injury lawyer and the illinois Workers Compensation during COVID-19,

Healthcare workers, first responders and employees are working for essential business are keeping this ocuntry alive.

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and Illinois Occupational Diseases Act handle claims of employees for work-related injuries and disease. It was always the employee’s burden to prove to the Commission that an injury was related to on-the-job duties.

However, in April 2020, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission amended the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act stating that it is now the employer’s responsibility to prove that an employee(s) did not contract COVID-19 while on the job.

When the emergency rule was passes, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has repealed the amendment as a result of litigation.

The employees’ burden to prove that a positive test result for COVID-19 was due to work-related duties.

There is no extra protection for front line worker and their families health.

If you feel you contracted COVID-19 at work.

If your claim is denied, contact a workers’ compensation attorney or a Personal Injury Lawyer, regarding your legal rights to file a workers’ compensation claim with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.

In Social distance we also offer remote consultation and provide services from a distance.


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