Work Comp Act Section 18

(820 ILCS 305/18) (from Ch. 48, par. 138.18)

Sec. 18. All questions arising under this Act, if not settled by agreement of the parties interested therein, shall, except as otherwise provided, be determined by the Commission. Claims from current and former employees of the Commission shall be determined in accordance with Section 18.1 of this Act.

(Source: P.A. 97-18, eff. 6-28-11.)


(820 ILCS 305/18.1)

Sec. 18.1. Claims by former and current employees of the Commission. All claims by current and former employees and appointees of the Commission shall be assigned to a certified independent arbitrator not employed by the Commission designated by the Chairman. The Chairman shall designate an arbitrator from a list of approved certified arbitrators provided by the Commission Review Board. If the Chairman is the claimant, then the independent arbitrator from the approved list shall be designated by the longest serving Commissioner. The designated independent arbitrator shall have the authority of arbitrators of the Commission regarding settlement and adjudication of the claim of the current and former employees and appointees of the Commission. The decision of the independent arbitrator shall become the decision of the Commission. An appeal of the independent arbitrator’s decision shall be subject to judicial review in accordance with subsection (f) of Section 19.

(Source: P.A. 97-18, eff. 6-28-11.)


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