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Workers’ Compensation for COVID-19 First Responders in Illinois

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Amidst the battle against coronavirus or COVID-19, the Illinois government has recently stepped up to protect the most vulnerable front-line, essential workers. As of April 13th, 2020, J.B. Pritzker, the governor of Illinois made an emergency amendment to the workers’ compensation rules in Illinois for the next 150 days. This article will break down the emergency amendment, discuss what legal recourse essential workers will have if they contract COVID-19 during this state of emergency, as well as explain who is considered a “front-line worker”. Who is Considered a “Front-Line”, “COVID-19 First Responder” or “Essential” Worker? This new emergency amendment considers Front-Line, COVID-19 First Responder essential workers as any individual employed...

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