Illinois Workers Compensation Supreme Court Ruling

On Friday 1/22/2010, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that Illinois Workers Compensation benefits for temporary total disability (TTD) would continue to be paid even after an employee is terminated from employment.  the ruling stated 

"we hold that when an employee who is entitled to receive workers compensation 
benefits as a result if a work-related injury is later terminated for conduct
unrelated to the injury, the employer's obligation to pay TTD workers
compensation benefits continues until the employee's medical condition has
stabilized and he has reached maximum medical improvement."

This ruling changed previous practices where benefits would stop if an employee was fired for "cause".  Click here to read the entire case.   This will have an impact on claim payments then your workers compensation experience modification and ultimately your work comp rates.

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