Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

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  • November 23, 2020 Update on Emergency Procedures

    Please be advised that the November 16, 2020 Notice of Special Process Procedures for In-Person 19(B) Hearings and Pro Se Settlement Contracts are hereby extended through December 31, 2020.  Please refer to the November 16, 2020 posted links for the procedures.

    Additionally, the November 13, 2020 Notice regarding In-Person Hearings Suspension is hereby extended until December 31, 2020.  Please refer to the November 13, 2020 posting for details of the procedures.

    [CLICK HERE] for the Emergency Special Process In-Person Hearing Procedures

    [CLICK HERE] for the Emergency Special Process Pro Se Settlement Procedures

  • NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

    Until further notice, all in person Hearings, of any kind, have been DISCONTINUED at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, at ALL venues.  
    • There will be no in person Arbitration or Review hearings of any kind. 
    • There will be no pro se settlement hearings of any kind. 
    • Virtual Review Status Call Hearings and Virtual Oral Arguments will still be heard, as scheduled. 
    • Virtual Arbitration Monthly Status Calls and Virtual Pre-Trial Conferences will still be heard, as scheduled. 
    • There will be NO PRO SE ARBITRATORS sitting at any venue through the end of  December. 
    • It is hoped that in person hearings will resume after December 31, 2020. An announcement regarding emergency matters Has been posted.  

  • DECEMBER 2020 SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE COMMISSIONER MONTHLY REVIEW CALL PROCEDURES AND SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE ARBITRATION PROCEDURES

    By Order of the Chairman, the following is a list of the Special Circumstance Procedures for both Review and Arbitration, that will be used during the month of December 2020. 

    Please note that we have made minor changes to our past Special Circumstance Procedures, where appropriate. Please note that all e-mailed Motions and Petitions must be forwarded to Arbitrators and Commissioners 2 business days prior to their respective status calls.

    A Pro Se Arbitrator will be available daily in Chicago

    A calendar, together with the Webex information for the Call and virtual hearing dates for each Commissioner is attached. Similarly, a calendar and Webex information for each Arbitrator is attached.

    [Click Here] for the December 2020 Arbitrator Calendar

    [Click Here] for the December 2020 Commissioner Review Procedures

    [Click Here] for the December 2020 Commission Calendar

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