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Bill addresses comp awards on subsequent spinal injuries


A bill that would limit awards for subsequent workplace injuries to the “same part of the spine” was introduced in the Illinois General Assembly on Tuesday.

H.B. 2345 would amend the Workers’ Compensation Act, stating that “for purposes of computing compensation for an employee who had a prior compensated injury to the spine, the prior compensation shall be deducted from compensation awarded for a subsequent injury: to that same part of the spine, which the bill describes in detail.

The bill was referred to the Rules Committee and would go into effect immediately upon passage.