Work Comp Act Section 15

(820 ILCS 305/15) (from Ch. 48, par. 138.15)

Sec. 15. The Commission shall report in writing to the Governor on the 30th day of June, annually, the details and results of its administration of this Act, and may prepare and issue such special bulletins and reports from time to time as may seem advisable. The annual report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:

(a) Information as to the type of insurance coverage elected by various employers in this State;

(b) A summary of the information received in reports filed by employers pursuant to Section 6(b) such as the average weekly wage of injured workers, the number of injuries and diseases; average benefit levels; average duration of disability, when available; the average payment for hospital and medical care; average funeral benefit in death cases; average benefit payment broken down by type of benefit; and case disposition; and

(c) Such other information about the Commission’s administration of this Act as the Commission shall deem appropriate.

(Source: P.A. 81-1482.)


(820 ILCS 305/15a) (from Ch. 48, par. 138.15a)

Sec. 15a. The Commission shall prepare and publish a handbook in readily understandable language in question and answer form containing all information as to the rights and obligations of employers and employees under the provisions of this Act.

The handbook shall be made available free of charge to the general public and be maintained on the Commission’s Internet website.

The Commission shall provide informational assistance to employers and employees regarding their rights and obligations under this Act and the process and procedure before the Commission.

(Source: P.A. 98-40, eff. 6-28-13.)


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