Ill. law stops workers' comp for injuries during serious crimes

08/11/2011 | PropertyCasualty360

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed into law a bill that will prevent those convicted of forcible felony, reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence from receiving workers' compensation benefits and attorney fees for injuries received while committing such crimes. Claimants can still file for workers' compensation benefits at the end of the criminal case, but may be unable to receive benefits and attorney fees even if they are acquitted or the case is dismissed.

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