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Workers' compensation is a no-fault system of benefits paid by employers to workers who experience work-related injuries or diseases. 

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission resolves disputes between employees and employers regarding work-related injuries and illnesses.  A case is first tried by an arbitrator, whose decision may be reviewed by a panel of three commissioners. Cases may then be appealed to the circuit court, Appellate Court, and Illinois Supreme Court.  Like most court systems, the vast majority of disputes are resolved by settlement. 

Our staff will explain Commission procedures and case status information, but cannot answer specific legal questions regarding a case.  For more information, email us or call us Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Please do not fax questions.) 

Note:  All visitors to the Chicago and Springfield offices must show a valid photo ID.

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Joann Fratianni, Chairman
Commissioners by panel:
Panel A
Panel B
Panel C
Employee representatives:
Thomas Tyrrell
Charles DeVriendt
David Gore

Public representatives:

Michael Brennan
Joshua Luskin
Stephen Mathis
Employer representatives:
Kevin Lamborn
L. Elizabeth Coppoletti
Deborah Simpson


IWCC Peoria Office

Governor Rauner Announces Arbitrator Reappointments and New Arbitrator Appointments

IWCC Fall Judicial Training

Arbitrator Robert Falcioni Settlement Contracts

Passing of Arbitrator Robert Falcioni

Commissioner Simpson's September 5th Review in Mount Vernon Cancelled

Arbitrator Dollison's Waukegan Call

Passing of John "Jack" McAuliffe

Obersvance of Independence Day

Passing of Leo E. Hennessy

Update: Arbitrator Docket Realignment

Arbitrator Docket Realignment

Liquidation Order Entered in the Matter of CastlePoint National Insurance Company

Waukegan Call On Friday, April 21st As Scheduled

IWCC Spring Judicial Training

April Medical Seminar Postponed

Peoria Office

Arbitrator Dollison April Schedule

Passing of Elizabeth Fratianni

Board Meetings Cancelled

Passing of Helen "Holly" Hennessy

Arbitrator Evaluation Forms Now Available

Governor Rauner Announces New Arbitrator Appointment

Governor Rauner Announces Commissioner Appointments

Gratitude for the Service of Commissioner Ruth White and Commissioner Mario Basurto

Arbitrator Dollison's Dockets In Woodstock, Waukegan and Rockford

April 19th Hearing Dates Cancelled in Collinsville, Peoria and Springfield

Passing of Howard W. Phillips

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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 General Counsel, if you have questions.

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