Illinois Seeks to Protect Workers’ Compensation Claims of COVID-19 Claimants

In an effort to protect essential workers during the COVID-19 health crisis, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has issued an emergency rule. Effective April 16, 2020, all first responders and front-line workers asserting a workers’ compensation claim before the commission based on exposure to COVID-19 will be rebuttably presumed to have been exposed to the virus through their work and for their claim to have been caused by that exposure.

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