Free  Freedom of - Illinois

File Size: 90.5 kB
Pages: 2
Date: June 24, 2009
File Format: PDF
State: Illinois
Category: Workers Compensation
Author: Susan Piha
Word Count: 820 Words, 6,024 Characters
Page Size: Letter (8 1/2" x 11")

Download  Freedom of ( 90.5 kB)

Preview  Freedom of
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission and the Freedom of Information Act
The Commission operates the state court system for workers' compensation cases. In Fiscal Year 2008, the Commission's operating expenditures were $18.6 million. The Commission's end-of-year headcount was 162 employees, plus the chairman, nine commissioners, and six Self-Insurance employees who are counted separately, for a total of 178 people.
Governor Commission Review Board Self-Insurers' Advisory Board Commissioners (9) Chairman Workers' Comp. Advisory Board WC Medical Fee Advisory Board Judicial Staff (26) Arbitrators (33) Operations (74) MIS (9) Fiscal (9) Human Resources (1) Chairman's Staff (4) SelfInsurance (6) Insurance Compliance (4) Research & Education (2)

Commission Review Board: This board investigates complaints made against arbitrators and commissioners. Members: Amy J. Masters, Acting Chairman of IWCC/Chairman of CRB Barbara A. Sherman, Senior Labor Commissioner Mario Basurto, Senior Business Commissioner Ruth White, Downstate Arbitrator Robert Hanaford, Attorney, Robert H. Hanaford, Ltd. Edward Lee, Chicago Arbitrator Self-Insurers Advisory Board: This board reviews applications from private companies for the self-insurance privilege and makes recommendations to the chairman. The board also ensures the continued payment of benefits to workers of bankrupt self-insurers. Members: Amy J. Masters, Acting Chairman of IWCC/Chairman of SIAB Alex G. Alexandrou, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, City of Aurora Curtis C. Beam, Corporate Claims Manager, Archer Daniels Midland Co. Margaret Blackshere, Retired President, Illinois State AFL-CIO Gerald F. Cooper, Jr., Attorney, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light & Hanson Paul M. McCloskey, Senior Vice-President, Amalgamated Bank of Chicago David Taylor, Manager of Workers' Compensation and Disability, International Truck and Engine Corp. Workers' Compensation Advisory Board: The board assists the Commission in formulating policies and goals. It also makes recommendations to the governor regarding Commission appointments. Members: David Buckman, CORE Construction Group Kim Maisch, Natl. Fed. of Independent Business Michael Carrigan, Illinois AFL-CIO Dave Menchetti, Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson, & Menchetti Frank Cavarretta, United Steel Workers Kim Presbrey, Presbrey & Assoc. Mark Flannery, Caterpillar, Inc. Gerald Roper, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Phil Gruber, Internat'l Assoc. of Machinists David Vite, Illinois Retail Merchants Assoc. Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Advisory Board: The board advises the IWCC on the establishment of fees for medical services and the accessibility of medical treatment. Members: Maddy Bowling, Maddy Bowling & Associates Roger Poole, Internatl. Assoc. of Machinists & Aerospace Elena Butkus, Illinois Hospital Assoc. Ronald Powell, United Food & Commercial Workers Jesse Butler, MD, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute Edward Sclamberg, MD Eric Dean, Internatl. Assoc. of Bridge...Ironworkers John Smolk, United Airlines Kim Moreland, Rising Medical Solutions

To request information under the Freedom of Information Act, please send a written request to Kathryn Kelley, Legal Counsel, in the Chicago office. Fees may be charged to cover the costs of reproducing the requested records.

1014 Eastport Plaza Drive Collinsville, IL 62234 618/346-3450 100 W. Randolph #8-200 Chicago, IL 60601 312/814-6611 TOLL-FREE 866/352-3033 TDD 312/814-2959 202 N.E. Madison Ave. #201 Peoria, IL 61602 309/671-3019 200 S. Wyman Rockford, IL 61101 815/987-7292 4500 S. Sixth St. Frontage Road Springfield, IL 62703-5118 217/785-7087 Website:


Individual case records: Search for case by case number or claimant/respondent name on terminals available at all IWCC offices. Info available: name of employee, employer, and their attorneys; date and location of accident; nature of injury; status dates; motions filed; benefits awarded. Search for case on website by case number. Info available: name of employee, employer, and attorneys; setting; arbitrator/commissioner; date of accident; date case filed; status call dates; hearing location; settlements and decisions issued. Link on IWCC website to National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) database; NCCI computer available at all Commission offices; staff assistance available.

Case status:

Insurance coverage:

Available in the below Chicago locations and through all Downstate offices

AFSCME contract Annual reports Arbitration call sheets Arbitration schedules Benefit rate sheet Case files (active) Case files (archived) Decisions on review Employee name, title, and salary Employee pay plan Expenditure information Fatal and permanency awards Forms Handbook on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Diseases Illinois Personnel Code Illinois Personnel Rules Independent Medical Examinations logbook Job vacancies Medical fee schedule and related documents Memos on procedures Minors' rejection of the Workers' Compensation Act Occupational Diseases Act Payroll records Receipt dates of decisions Review and oral argument call sheets Review and oral argument schedules Rules Governing Practice Before the Commission Self-insured employers Summons filed Transcript records Workers' Compensation Act

Human Resources Information/Mail Room/Website Information/Website Information/Website Information/Website File Room/Website Information/Website Information Human Resources Human Resources Fiscal Data Entry Information/Mail Room/Website Information/Mail Room/Website Human Resources Human Resources Information Human Resources/CMS Website Website Chairman's Office Secretary of Commission Information/Mail Room/Website Fiscal Mail Room Review Information Information/Mail Room/Website Self-Insurance Information Court reporters Information/Mail Room/Website