Workers’ Workplace COVID-19 Exposure Claims Made Easier By Illinois Legislature

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As of Friday, May 22nd, the Illinois legislature passed House Bill 2455. Awaiting Governor Pritzker’s signing, HB 2455, among other matters, reinstates the “rebuttable presumption” for essential workers who presumably contracted COVID-19 at work. This is a major piece of legislation that will undoubtedly have a major impact on workers’ compensation claims related to COVID-19. What…

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Workplace Injuries From COVID-19 In Illinois

The spread of COVID-19 across Illinois has resulted in many work-related infection claims. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 that was related to your workplace conditions, you can pursue a potentially compensable claim under the Illinois Occupational Diseases Act. The employer’s defense to an alleged work-related COVID-19 claim likely will be that there was no…

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