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Safety Consultants Tort Bill Headed to House Floor

Thursday, May 8, 2014 | 0

By Michael WhiteleyWorkCompCentral CorrespondentLegislation that would remove tort immunity for independent safety consultants in workers' compensation cases cleared a state House committee on Wednesday and is expected to reach a final vote in the House next week.The Illinois House Judiciary Committee voted 9-4, along political party lines, to approve Senate Bill 3287. The measure would amend the state Workers' Compensation Act to eliminate tort immunity for any safety consulting firm that is not wholly owned by the employer or insurer in an injury case. Democrats supported the measure...

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