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Chicago-Area Workers' Compensation Resources

Employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance for their workers, which covers a portion of their wages in the event of an injury or illness that prevents them from working for an extended period of time. Below are some resources for Chicago-area workers, including general information about filing a claim and state arbitrators' contact information: 

Workers' Compensation Handbooks

For injuries and illnesses occurring on or after February 1, 2006 (PDF)

For injuries and illnesses occurring before February 1, 2006 (PDF)

Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission                                                      Chicago Office (general information)  

100 W. Randolph St. #8-200
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-6611  

Workers' Compensation Forms (follow link)

Workers' Compensation FAQ (follow link)

Chicago Workers' Compensation Arbitrators

Arbitrator Milton Black   
(312) 814-6531

Arbitrator Kurt Carlson     
(312) 814-5687

Arbitrator Brian Cronin   
(312) 814-1848                 

Arbitrator Charles DeVriendt   
(312) 814-3990          

Arbitrator Greg Dollison
(312) 814-6545       

Arbitrator Gilberto Galicia    
(312) 814-5649

Arbitrator Kathleen Hagan
(312) 814-5689

Arbitrator Gerald Jutila
(312) 814-3997

Arbitrator David Kane 
(312) 814-6583

Arbitrator Robert Lammie
(312) 814-6063

Arbitrator Edward Lee   
(312) 814-1851

Arbitrator Richard Peterson  
(312) 814-1885

Arbitrator Joseph Prieto   
(312) 814-6542

Arbitrator Maureen Pulia  
(312) 814-6521

Arbitrator Robert Williams   
(312) 814-5688