Ill. Lawmakers Ready to Move on Workers’ Comp

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) __ Talks on how to reform the Illinois
workers’ compensation system could be paying off.
Two key lawmakers said Thursday that there’s a tentative plan to
control the program’s cost to business and address worries about
Democratic Sen. Kwame Raoul (KWAH’-may rah-OOL’) says the plan
would set up a medical network to handle workplace injuries.
It would also cap awards for carpal tunnel syndrome, reduce fees
to doctors and follow national guidelines for determining how badly
a worker has been injured.
Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (ruh-DOHN’-yoh) says
she supports the proposal.
It comes after lawmakers had begun taking steps to abolish the
workers’ compensation system if negotiations failed.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press


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