Bill Status of SB3931 96th General Assembly
Short Description: WRK COMP-INJURY-ALCOHOL-DRUGS
Sen. Dale A. Righter - Kyle McCarter
| 1/12/2011||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Workers' Compensation Act as follows: defines "injury" as an injury that has arisen out of and in the course of employment; provides that an injury by accident is compensable only if the accident was the prevailing factor in causing both the resulting medical condition and disability; provides that permanent partial or total disability shall be certified by a physician and demonstrated by use of medically defined objective measurements, that subjective complaints shall not be considered unless supported by and clearly related to objective measurements, and that a specified publication shall be applied in determining the level of disability; provides that an injury is deemed to arise out of and in the course of the employment only if specified conditions are met; provides that an injury resulting directly or indirectly from idiopathic causes is not compensable; provides that no compensation is payable if an injury was caused primarily by the intoxication of the employee or by the influence of alcohol or certain drugs and contains various provisions relating to the use of alcohol and drugs; requires Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission commissioners and arbitrators to weigh the evidence impartially without giving the benefit of the doubt to any party when weighing evidence and resolving factual conflicts. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.