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Workers' Compensation settlements are exempt for attachments.

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

The Illinois Supreme Court finds that workers' compensation settlements to be exempt from attachments made by creditors.

In a 2020 ruling, the Illinois Supreme Court confirmed that creditors, including medical-care providers, are exempt from making claims of attachment against any workers' compensation settlement during bankruptcy proceedings even when the medical providers treated the illness or injury associated with that settlement.

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