1. Were the changes as pro-employer as “advertised” by the Legislators and Governor?

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  • Tom Flaherty

    Partner - Chicago Office

    Phone: 312.346.6016

    Email: [email protected]


  • 2. Are all carpal tunnel cases now going to be worth 15% loss of use of the hand (on a hand now valued at 190 weeks instead of 205)?

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  • Joe Higgins

    Partner - Chicago Office

    Phone: 312.346.5315

    Email: [email protected]


  • 3. Is there any significance to the fact that the Act has now codified that an employee must prove that his injury (1) occurred in the course of and (2) arose out of his employment?

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  • Jim Roach

    Partner - Chicago Office

    Phone: 312.346.5314

    Email: [email protected]


  • 4. Where are we at with Preferred Provider Programs?

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  • Rick Day

    Partner - St. Louis Office

    Phone: 314.280.6356

    Email: [email protected]


  • 5. Will employers still use IMEs and URs? If yes, why?

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  • Jason Kolecke

    Partner - Chicago Office

    Phone: 312.346.5405

    Email: [email protected]


  • 6. Will there have to be an impairment rating before the Arbitrator will approve a pro se settlement; the Arbitrator will approve a settlement where the parties are represented; or a case can proceed to hearing?

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  • Mike Glaub

    Partner - Chicago Office

    Phone: 312.327.0151

    Email: [email protected]


  • 7. What will be the real impact of the wage differential changes?

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  • Ed Hennessy

    Partner - Chicago Office

    Phone: 312.346.5316

    Email: [email protected]


  • 8. If an employee fails a drug test can the case be denied or does the employer first have to obtain medical evidence of impairment?

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  • Joe Zwick

    Partner - Chicago Office

    Phone: 312.346.5317

    Email: [email protected]


  • 9. Will the changes regarding Arbitrators (both the changes to Arbitrators and the changes to the calls) have any positive impact for employers?

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  • Natalie Romo

    Partner - Chicago Office

    Phone: 312.346.5322

    Email: [email protected]


  • 10. Will the Fee Schedule Amendments really save money?

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  • Mike Geary

    Partner - Chicago Office

    Phone: 312.346.5321

    Email: [email protected]