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Commission Issues New Rates

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has posted new benefit rates, based on the recent calculation of the State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Section 8 of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act sets forth the formulas for determining the minimum and maximum rates to apply for various types of benefits,.


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Brrr…Offices Closed due to Weather

Due to the historically low temperatures which will be blasting from the Arctic through the midwest this week, both the Chicago and Peoria offices of Ganan & Shapiro will be closed on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 and Thursday, January 31, 2019.  Our attorneys have the capability to work remotely via laptop and cell phone, however,.


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Recent Legislative Changes

  Amendment to Section 8.2 of the Illinois Workers Compensation Act Creates Private Cause of Action to Collect Interest   Background On November 27, 2018, the Illinois General Assembly voted to override Governor Rauner’s veto of SB904, giving medical providers a private cause of action to sue and recover the 1% interest for late payment.


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Successful Fall Seminar

On November 8, 2018, Ganan & Shapiro presented its Fall Seminar, “Solutions for Challenges in Illinois Workers’ Compensation.” Attendees were universal in their appreciation for the diversity of topics presented, including from medical, employment law and workers’ compensation law perspectives. We would especially like to thank our guest presenters, including Dr. Howard Konowitz of Comprehensive.


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Ganan & Shapiro Fall Seminar 2018

On November 8, 2018, Ganan & Shapiro will present a complimentary seminar, “Solutions for Challenges in Illinois Workers’ Compensation 2018.”  This seminar will cover medical and settlement issues, from both workers’ compensation and employment law perspectives.  The morning session will focus on medical issues, including a presentation by Dr. Howard Konowitz of Comprehensive Pain Management.


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