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Is workers’ compensation dead in Illinois?

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An Illinois Senate committee has voted to end workers’ compensation as we know it.

By a 9-6 vote, the Senate Executive Committee said it’s time to start over and eliminate what it called a “costly and failed” system. The vote clears the way for the entire Senate to decide whether it will send the measure on for Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature.

The current Illinois workers’ compensation system is a based on the prin­ciple of no-fault. That is, workers who are injured on the job receive a set pay­ment for those injuries without having to prove their employer was negligent.

Without a workers’ comp system, courts would have to handle approximately 50,000 workplace injury cases each year. Critics of workers’ comp repeal say it would slow payments to injured workers and potentially expose employers to unlimited liability for negligence.

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