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April 20, 2020 / Blog Post

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission opens the door to an avalanche of COVID-19 claims

Employer Law Report

This blog was updated on April 28, 2020 in the blog, “Avoiding the avalanche for now: Court Issues temporary restraining order barring Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s emergency amendment.

As of April 16, 2020, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has created a rebuttable presumption that, for any essential employee who contracts COVID-19 and later files for workers’ compensation for those injuries, that employee’s injuries will be presumed to have arisen out of, and be causally connected to, their employment.

Read the full post on our blog, Employer Law Report.