CompFile Implementation


To access the CompFile web portal:

Applications, motions, decisions, and reviews must now be filed electronically through CompFile!  

Any paper filings that were mailed or delivered to the IWCC prior to April 21, 2021, will be processed.  Any paper filings mailed to the IWCC on or after April 21, 2021, will not be accepted.  Any attempts at delivery of a paper filing on or after April 21, 2021, will not be accepted.  

[Click Here] for important information about the logistics for transitioning to completely electronic filing.  


Release 3 – Questions & Answers

What does electronic filing and case management mean for you?  Click the links below to find answers to your questions. 

CompFile Release 3 Questions & Answers

CompFile Release 3 FAQs – Answers to questions received during the Release 3 Demo and Q&A Webinar Sessions.   

Instructional Materials for Release 3


Filing Applications – Learn how to file an Application for Adjustment of Claim and Amended Application for Adjustment of Claim.  

Claiming a Case – Learn how to claim and activate a case originally filed on paper.  

Managing Assigned Attorneys – Learn how a user with law firm administrator permissions can assign the law firm's attorneys to the firm's cases.

Filing & Docketing a Motion – Learn how to submit a motion, petition, or other filing.  

Authenticating a Transcript – Learn how to authenticate an arbitration transcript.  


Written Materials

CompFile Release 3 User Manual

R3 User Manual – Applications & Case Claiming Instructions

R3 User Manual – Case Views & LFA Assignment of Attorneys

R3 User Manual – Motions & Other Filings

R3 User Manual – Petitions for Review & Transcripts

Release 3 Electronic Settlements

What is new in Release 3 for settlements?  Click the links below for resources on updates to the electronic settlement process. 

New in R3 Electronic Settlements

Pro Se Settlements in CompFile

R3 Electronic Settlement YouTube Playlist

Release 3 Demo and Q&A Webinar Sessions

Please watch the instructional videos before attending a Q&A Webinar Session to ensure that you have a knowledgeable foundation upon which to understand the discussion!  These sessions are your chance to ask specific questions that came to mind as you watched the instructional videos.  

Demo and Q&A Webinar Sessions 

Each session will cover different topics.  Recordings of these sessions will be posted on the CompFile YouTube Channel.  

  • Thursday, April 1, 2021 @ 11:00 am CT

Topics:  Case Claiming, Filing an Appearance, Managing Assigned Attorneys

Click the following link to watch the recording:  4.1.21 CompFile Release 3 Demo and Q&A Session  


  • Monday, April 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm CT

Topics:  Applications, Settlement Updates, Pro Se Filings, Legacy Cases, Pre-Population

Click the following link to watch the recording:  4.5.21 CompFile Release 3 Demo and Q&A Session  


  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am CT

Topics:  Filing a Motion, How CompFile Delivers Notice, Petitions for Review, Authentication of Transcripts, Call Sheets, Logged In vs. Not Logged In

Click the following link to watch the recording:  4.14.21 CompFile Release 3 Demo and Q&A Session

Q&A Webinar Sessions – Ask questions to a panel of the IWCC CompFile Team

Please watch the instructional videos and recorded demonstrations of CompFile above before attending. These will be a Q&A session only.

  • Friday, April 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm CT

Q&A Session

Click the following link to watch the recording:  4.23.21 CompFile Release 3 Q&A Session


  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am CT

Q&A Session                 

Click the following link to watch the recording:  4.27.21 CompFile Release 3 Q&A Session


Resources and Guides – Electronic Settlements

CompFile YouTube Channel

CompFile Settlement FAQs & Best Practice Tips

CompFile Release 2 User Manual – Revised to include updates to electronic settlements in Release 3


Need to Register in CompFile?

Watch these instructional videos to learn how to register in CompFile:

As a reminder, if you are an attorney who is not a Solo Practitioner or a Law Firm Administrator, your firm's CompFile Law Firm Administrator will invite you to register.


For support, do not hesitate to contact us.

CompFile web portal: Feedback Option (located on the homepage)


Phone: 312-814-6611 (Chicago) or 217-785-7087 (Springfield)


About CompFile

CompFile is the IWCC's new e-filing system for managing workers' compensation cases. The IWCC contracted with Microsoft to implement the CompFile system and kicked off the project in the summer of 2019.  

CompFile includes the following features:

  • Online accounts for attorneys
  • Electronic filing of applications and other litigation documents
  • Electronic submission of settlement contracts
  • Electronic delivery of notices and decisions
  • Secure, online access to case information and documents

Some key benefits of CompFile include reduced usage of paper, real-time access to court filings and documents, immediate verification of successful filing, and electronic service of documents on counsel.