On October 19, 2016, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission voted unanimously to adopt amendments to and new parts for its Administrative Rules. The final rules, as amended, as well as a document of the new rules with tracked changes may be found on IWCC’s Rules Page.
These proposed rules reflect an agreed effort, drafted by a Committee of 28 attorneys, representing all sides of the Workers’ Compensation bar in Illinois. This Committee drafted, discussed, and amended these Rules to allow the IWCC to better serve its purpose, in a more efficient, effective, fair, and neutral manner.
The Committee consisted of 2 sitting Commissioners: Commissioner Michael J. Brennan and Commissioner Stephen Mathis; 4 sitting Arbitrators: Steve Friedman, Molly C. Mason, Doug McCarthy, and Maureen Pulia; 18 practicing attorneys: Matthew Belcher, Shawn Biery, Bruce A. Bonds, Frank Brady, Jack Cannon, James Clune, Richard D. Hannigan, Richard K. Johnson, Charles (Denne) Knell, William Lowry, David B. Menchetti, Elaine T. Newquist, Christine M. Ory, John F. Power, Arnold G. Rubin, Frank A. Sommario, Jean Swee, and Ken Werts; and 4 Commissioners’ Staff Attorneys: Mary Sweeney-Bach, Svetlana Kelmanson, Tim Melford, and Elaine Llerena.
The IWCC wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the 28 attorneys who assisted in drafting and amending the rules.