Covid Presumption Signed Into Law

On June 5, 2020, Governor Pritzker signed HB 2455 into law (PA 010-0633). HB 2455 amended the Illinois Occupational Disease Act to include a rebuttable presumption that if First Responders and Front-Line Workers contract COVID-19 the disease is related to their employment. The presumption applies to both the accidental exposure and the causal relationship between the exposure and the employment.

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Please contact Ridge & Downes at 1-800-572-1136 to speak with an attorney regarding this new legislation and how it may affect you or your loved ones.

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