Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

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  • COMPFILE

    CompFile is the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission's new paperless filing system. The new cloud-based application was implemented by Microsoft, an approved State of Illinois Vendor. The Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform enabled the IWCC to migrate from a legacy mainframe environment, thereby eliminating manual processing and transforming to a complete online application.

    This project began with the revision of the IWCC's Rules of Practice. The new Rules provided for the use of electronic filing.  The new Rules were implemented as a result of the Illinois Supreme Court's mandate that all counties and judicial systems become capable of paperless filing.  Former Chairman Joann Fratianni oversaw the revision and updating of those Rules, which laid the groundwork for CompFile.

    The monies that were needed for the hardware and software that make CompFile possible, came from the proceeds of a lawsuit filed by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, in 2004.  As a result of a settlement those funds were segregated and earmarked for IWCC purposes; including Rate Adjustment Fund recipients and the purchase of technology to modernize the IWCC.  The Illinois Chamber has been of great assistance in this project.

    The first CompFile filing occurred on April 21, 2021.  Congratulations to the firm of Sostrin & Sostrin, of Chicago.  Ellis and Rachel Sostrin correctly filed the first new Application for Adjustment of Claim in the CompFile system.  This law firm is one of the oldest Petitioner's firms in Chicago.

    This new cloud-based system will be viable well into the future. Our employees are now best positioned to work in the virtual post-Covid era.

    I would like to thank all those who have contributed to making this project a reality.  My staff and I look forward to working together with Members of the Bar as the IWCC joins the 21st century.

    Michael J. Brennan

    Chairman


  • 4/29/2021 WCAB WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

    Please be advised that the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board Meeting is scheduled for April 29, 2021, at 10:30AM. 

    [Click Here] for the meeting details and agenda.


  • FILING OF APPLICATIONS, MOTIONS, DECISIONS, AND REVIEWS ARE NOW ELECTRONIC THROUGH COMPFILE

    Applications, motions, decisions, and reviews must now be filed

    through CompFile! The IWCC no longer accepts paper filings.

    [Click Here] to visit the CompFile Implementation webpage

    for instructions regarding electronic filing in CompFile.


  • 04/22/2021 WCAB WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

    Please be advised that the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board Meeting is scheduled for April 22, 2021, at 11:00AM. 

    [Click Here] for the meeting details and agenda.

  • Realignment of Commission Panels

    Due to the reappointment process, commission panels have been reconstituted as follows.

    Panel A:
    Public Member:
    Labor Member:
    Employer Member:
    ​Maria Portela
    Thomas Tyrrell
    Kathryn Doerries
    Panel B:
    ​Public Member:
    Labor Member:
    Employer Member:
    ​Stephen Mathis
    Deborah Baker
    Deborah Simpson
    Panel C:
    ​Public Member:
    Labor Member:
    Employer Member:
    ​Barbara Flores
    Marc Parker
    Christopher Harris

    The re-setting of any cases that are currently pending Oral Argument will occur as expeditiously as possible.  If a new Oral Argument date is not tendered in the next 5 days, the matter will remain on the Oral Argument call, as scheduled.

    Commissioner Baker will take over the Chicago and Waukegan Calls that were previously assigned to former Commissioner Coppoletti.

    Please also be advised that Commissioner Christopher Harris will take over the Springfield and Chicago Calls that were assigned to former Commissioner McCarthy.

    All matters previously assigned to Commissioner Coppoletti will now be assigned to Commissioner Baker; and all matters previously assigned to Commissioner McCarthy will now be assigned to Commissioner Harris.

    If you have any additional questions regarding the assignment of a matter on Review, please contact Ms. Joanne Cozzo, for assistance.

    Michael J. Brennan, Chairman

  • APRIL 2021 SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE COMMISSIONER MONTHLY PROCEDURES AND ARBITRATION MONTHLY PROCEDURES

    The Commissioner's Monthly Review Procedures, as posted for the month of February will continue through the month of April.

    Arbitration Monthly Procedures that were posted for the month of February will continue through the month of April. 

    [Click Here] for the Procedures posted for February 2021.

    Calendars for the IWCC Commissioners and Arbitrators for the Month of April 2021 are posted below.

    [Click Here] for the April 2021 Commission Calendar
    [Click Here] for the April 2021 Arbitrator Location Schedule
    [Click Here] for the April 2021 Arbitrator Calendar


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