The more things change, the more they stay the same, at least when it comes to insurance companies and some employers telling blatant lies in order to discourage injured workers or avoid paying benefits.

The latest one I’ve heard is troubling because I’ve heard it three times in the last month from three different workers in different parts of Illinois.

They’ve all been told that “there is a new law” and now workers’ compensation in Illinois only pays you half of your wage.

That’s not true at all.  There’s nothing that has even been discussed that could make this a law.  It’s not even an alternative fact.  It’s just a bad lie.

How this stuff gets started I don’t know, but it’s certainly by people who don’t have the best intentions for you or your case.

The bottom line for you other than knowing that this isn’t true is that you must understand that the insurance company isn’t looking out for you. Many times your employer doesn’t care about you.  The IME doctor is not there for your benefit.  You have to look out for you.  If you don’t then you’ll get taken advantage of.