from the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Committee
Chairman Joann Fratianni is pleased to announce another step forward in the IWCC’s modernization and technological upgrade of operations. Pursuant to the IWCC’s Rules, as found in Section 50 of the Illinois Administrative Code, parties will receive case activity notices electronically beginning on July 2, 2018. The IWCC will no longer send case notices via U.S. Mail as of this date.* All parties (law firms on behalf of clients and pro se litigants) will be required to maintain a designated electronic mail (“e-mail”) address for receiving case notices, just as they are now required to maintain a physical address to receive them by U.S. Mail. You only need to fill out the “E-Mail Registration Form” once (just like providing us your physical address), so that we can update our system. PLEASE NOTE that it does not matter if you already have an e-mail on file or in use with us – we are populating the system with new and updated information. So, please submit a law firm/pro se e-mail address to us again.
* The only exception to electronic notices is respondent parties at the time a case is initially filed, whom will be notified that a case has been filed against them by U.S. Mail at the address provided by the petitioner. This is the current practice.
Attorneys – Our system links cases before the IWCC to the law firm, not the individual practitioner. So, please provide us your firm’s e-mail address for receipt of electronic notices. If one of your attorneys “updates” your firm e-mail address with their own, all firm notices will go to the most updated address.
INSTRUCTIONS (for law firms andpro se litigants)
There are two ways to provide the IWCC an e-mail address:
- Go on our website to: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/iwcc/resources/Pages/Request-for-Attorney-Code-Number-.aspx(our website, followed by “forms”).
Fill out the “E-Mail Registration Form” and click “submit.”
- Fill out the “E-Mail Registration Form” in person at the IWCC’s Chicago office located at:
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission
100 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
You will receive a confirmation e-mail to the address provided in three to five business days. If you are concerned that you failed to receive an e-mail, please contact Greg Ettling at (312) 814-6639.