The Illinois House is considering a plan to scrap the state’s much-criticized workers’ compensation system.
That means workers and employers would have to battle in court over each injury and whether the worker should be compensated.
Legislation ending the system was given tentative approval Thursday. Rep. John Bradley says he plans to hold a final vote as soon as possible.
The Marion Democrat has been leading efforts to make workers’ comp insurance less costly and more efficient. But Bradley says he doesn’t see any way to reach a deal among all the interest groups.
He argues the best move is just to let the courts handle each case.
Republican lawmakers objected, saying that would drive up costs.
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