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​ATTENTION: You may be eligible for Rate Adjustment Fund benefits if you receive or have received workers' compensation benefits due to a death or permanent and total disability. Please contact Cole Garrett, Deputy Counsel, if you have questions.

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December 2021 Arbitrator Calendar

Posted: 11/18/2021

December 2021 Arbitrator Calendar - Master V1 for Posting.pdf

December 2021 Arbitration Location Schedule

Posted: 11/18/2021

December 2021 Commission Calendar

Posted: 11/18/2021

May 2021 Arbitration Calendar

Posted: 11/18/2021

Jan 2021 Arbitrator Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

Jan 2021 Commission Procedures

Posted: 10/29/2021

Jan 2021 Commission Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

Feb 2021 Arbitrator Procedures

Posted: 10/29/2021

Feb 2021 Arbitrator Location

Posted: 10/29/2021

Feb 2021 Arbitrator Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

Feb 2021 Commission Procedures

Posted: 10/29/2021

Feb 2021 Commission Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

March 2021 Arbitrator Location

Posted: 10/29/2021

March 2021 Arbitrator Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

March 2021 Commission Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

April 2021 Arbitrator Location

Posted: 10/29/2021

April 2021 Arbitrator Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

April 2021 Commission Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

May 2021 Arbitrator Location

Posted: 10/29/2021

May 2021 Commission Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

August 2021 Arbitrator Procedures

Posted: 10/29/2021

August 2021 Arbitrator Location

Posted: 10/29/2021

August 2021 Arbitrator Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

August 2021 Commission Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

Sept 2021 Arbitrator Location

Posted: 10/29/2021

Sept 2021 Arbitrator Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

Sept 2021 Commission Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

Oct 2021 Arbitrator Location

Posted: 10/29/2021

Oct 2021 Arbitrator Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

Oct 2021 Commission Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

Nov 2021 Arbitrator Procedures Final

Posted: 10/29/2021

Nov 2021 Arbitrator Location

Posted: 10/29/2021

Nov 2021 Arbitrator Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

Nov 2021 Commission Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

June 2021 Commission Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

June 2021 Arbitrator Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

June 2021 Arbitrator Location

Posted: 10/29/2021

July 2021 Commission Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

July 2021 Review Procedures

Posted: 10/29/2021

July 2021 Arbitrator Calendar

Posted: 10/29/2021

July 2021 Arbitrator Location

Posted: 10/29/2021

July 2021 Arbitrator Procedures

Posted: 10/29/2021

WE'VE MOVED

Posted: 9/28/2021
Please note that public transactions and in person hearings in the Chicago area will be held at the Richard J Daley Center, 50 W Washington, LOWER LEVEL 17, Chicago, IL 60602

Our mailing address is 69 West Washington Street, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60602. 


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

Posted: 9/28/2021

​Applications, motions, decisions, and reviews must now be filed through CompFile! The IWCC no longer accepts paper filings.  

For instructions regarding electronic filing in CompFile., please visit the CompFile Implementation Webpage.

Barbara Flores Appointed Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County

Posted: 9/10/2021

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission Congratulates Commissioner Barbara Flores on her appointment as an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. This announcement was made by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts on Thursday, September 9, 2021.

Judge Flores has served as a Commissioner and Arbitrator at the IWCC. In the past, she also served as an Assistant Attorney General. We congratulate her on her distinguished career in public service and wish her well.

6/15/2021 WCAB WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

Posted: 5/25/2021

BEDIVERE INSURANCE COMPANY IN LIQUIDATION

Posted: 5/20/2021

COMPFILE Announcement

Posted: 4/22/2021

​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

APRIL 2021 SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE COMMISSIONER MONTHLY PROCEDURES AND ARBITRATION MONTHLY PROCEDURES

Posted: 4/19/2021

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

2021 Arbitrator Evaluation Announcement

Posted: 4/8/2021

The 2021 Arbitrator Evaluation Form is now available by following the link provided below.  The evaluation form is also available on the Forms Page of the IWCC website.  Instructions for completion and submission are detailed in the PDF.  

2021 Arbitrator Evaluation Form