No workers comp. for Illinois employees injured while committing felony

No workers comp. for Illinois employees injured while committing felony

The Illinois Court of Claims has awarded the Uhl family $8 million after two teens were killed by a state trooper.

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Posted on August 8, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 9 at 12:08 AM

(KMOV) – Residents’ tax dollars won’t go to pay workers compensation claims in Illinois if the injury happens while the employee is committing a felony.

Governor Pat Quinn signed that into law on Monday.

It was passed because of trooper Matt Mitchell, who was convicted of reckless homicide for the on-duty wreck that killed sisters Jessica and Kelly Uhl.

Mitchell was speeding and on the phone at the time.

He has applied for workers compensation, but a decision on the claim has not yet been made.  

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