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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
Ruth White
Mario Basurto


Attention all parties and counsel

Consumer Price Index Update

Commission’s Collinsville office is in the process of being relocated

IWCC Fall Judicial Training September 16th , 17th, and 18th
Governor Rauner Announces New Arbitrator Appointments

Board Meetings Cancelled

Cases previously assigned to Arbitrator Peter O'Malley

Governor Rauner Announces Arbitrator Appointments
Medical Fee Advisory Board Meeting is changing from 9/8/2015 to 9/3/2015

New Lenox Trial Date Cancelled for September 11th, 2015

Quincy Trial Date Cancelled for August 6, 2015

Update on Planned Changes to ASCII Arbitration Call Sheets

IWCC FY14 Annual Report Now Available

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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 Michael Arnold, Deputy Counsel, if you have questions.

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