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    The Latest on Workers’ Compensation and Business in Illinois

    Recent reports reveal that workers’ compensation costs are sharply falling and the business climate continues to improve. › The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Fiscal Year 2014 Report reveals that between the years 2011 and 2015, Illinois insurers reported a 19 percent decrease in benefit payments. › The annual report from the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission […]

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    Windfall Profits, Reduced Costs and Worker Sacrifices Aren’t Enough for Illinois Workers’ Comp Insurers & Their Political Allies

    Gov. Rauner Wants Taxpayers to Bear Greater Risk and Expense Caring for Injured Statement by Perry J. Browder President, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association June 30, 2015 The cost of workers’ compensation is declining steadily for Illinois employers and, especially so, for the insurance companies writing those policies. That’s thanks to the sacrifices of workers who […]

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    2014 Annual Workers’ Compensation Report Includes Positive News

    Dear Governor Rauner: On behalf of the entire Workers’ Compensation Commission, I am pleased to submit the Fiscal Year 2014 annual report. Workers’ compensation costs are declining. Insurers reported a 19% decrease in total benefit payments (loss costs) between 2011-2015. The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute found that Illinois experienced the largest decrease in the average […]

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    Perry J. Browder: Lawsuit “reform” would hurt average citizens

    The following guest column by ITLA President Perry J. Browder appeared in the Rockford Register Star on Thursday, June 18. Lawsuit “reform” would hurt average citizens The only lawsuit crisis in Illinois is the one imagined by big business who is trying to shift the cost of their dangerous actions, when they kill or harm […]

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    ITLA Announces Recipients of Amicus Volunteer Award

    The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the William J. Harte Amicus Volunteer Award for 2015. These individuals are recognized for their dedicated volunteer service and professional efforts on behalf of the ITLA Amicus Curiae Committee in preparing legal briefs before the Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts during the […]

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