Posted On: June 16, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Illinois Municipal League Pressures the Village of Roscoe to Reduce Number of Workers’ Compensation Claims

According to the Illinois Municipal League, the amount of workers’ compensation claims filed by the employees of the village of Roscoe over the last six years is causing insurance premiums to go up. Now, the IML is pressing the village to reduce the number of work injury claims and improve safety policies and training.

The village obtains health insurance through the IML Risk Management Association. Because its claims have been more than its premium, the premium has gone up from $83,000 in 2008 to over $100,000 last year.

Now, the IML has given Roscoe until July 31, 2010 to complete a new employee safety handbook and establish plans for better training programs.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation
Implementing policies and training programs that will allow workers to minimize injuries and decrease the number of work accidents is always good news. However, regardless of whether or not there are the proper systems in place to limit the number of work injuries and deaths, if a worker is injured on the job he or she is likely entitled to receive Illinois workers’ compensation for medical bills, disability, temporary disabilities, permanent disabilities, and/or income loss. If the worker died from his/her injuries or illness then family members may be eligible to receive survivors’ benefits.

Workers’ compensation claim hurt Roscoe's budget, RR Star, June 14, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Workers' Compensation FAQ, Nolo

Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

In an ideal world, an injured worker would receive all of the work injury benefits he/she is owed in a timely manner. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Our Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers are here to advocate for our clients to help them obtain all of the work injury benefits owed to them by an employer.

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