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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


IWCC Closed On 2/13/2017 (President Lincoln's birthday (observed)) and 2/20/2016 (President's Day)

Arbitrator Frank Soto to Cover the Docket of Arbitrator Andros

Arbitrator Friedman's Rockford Trial Cycle

Status Call and Hearing Date Changes to the Waukegan 2017 Calendar in January, April, July and September

Arbitrator Michael Glaub Assigned to Hear Cases at the Chicago IWCC Location

IWCC Holiday Schedule 2016

Governor Rauner Announces New Arbitrator Appointment

Governor Rauner Announces New Arbitrator Appointment

IWCC Adopted Amendments to and New Parts for its Administrative Rules

IWCC Closed On 11/8/2016 (Election Day) and 11/11/2016 (Veteran's Day)

Passing of Arthur O. Kane

IWCC Closed In Observance Of Columbus Day

Change to Arbitrator Gale's October Trial Cycle

Workers' Compensation Advisory Board Meeting Scheduled for 09/13/2016 CANCELLED

Elgin Docket Continues to be Heard at the Wheaton Hearing Site

Gratitude for the Service of Arbitrator Robert Williams

Governor Rauner Announces Arbitrator Appointments

IWCC Fall Judicial Training September 14th , 15th, and 16th

Change To Arbitrator Kane’s September Trial Cycle

Death of Former Arbitrator and Commissioner Albert Preibis

Liquidation Order Entered in the Matter of Lumbermen's Underwriting Alliance


Judicial  Training Scheduled for April 25 and 26, 2016

Passing of Mr. John E. Cunningham Esq. and Dr. George J. Cooper MD


Elgin Calls April thru December 2016 at IWCC Wheaton Hearing Location

Elgin Trial Dates Moved to Chicago - Monday's Call To Remain In Elgin

Medical Fee Advisory Board Meeting Scheduled for 3/11/2016 CANCELLED

Arbitrator Evaluations Forms Now Available

Wheaton Trial Date Cancelled for Thursday, May 19th

Illinois Workers' Compensation Rate Update

IWCC Closed In Observance Of Martin Luther King Day

Springfield Trial Date Cancelled for December 23rd

Governor Rauner Makes the Following Workers’ Compensation Commission Appointments

Resignation of Arbitrator Molly Dearing



Quincy Trial Date Cancelled For Thursday November 5th

Hearing Room Reservations For Settlement Dates

2016 Arbitration Calendars Posted


Springfield Trial Date Cancelled For November 25th

New Collinsville Hearing Location

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 Cole Garrett, Associate Counsel, if you have questions.

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