Launch of New E-Filing and Case Management System Announced

Launch of New E-Filing and Case Management System Announced

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) has announced the launch of a new e-filling and case management system. The IWCC is rolling out a new, cloud-based electronic filing and case management system. The system is called CompFile. It allows for paperless filing and processing of court documents for workers’ compensation cases in Illinois.

Michael J. Brennan had been appointed as Chairman to lead the IWCC in March 2019. He made it a priority to modernize the IWCC’s operations. The IWCC had been working for over the past year to create a fully paperless electronic filing system. They brought consulting firm WorkComp Strategies and technical resources from Microsoft Consulting Services on board to design and implement the system.

The system is scheduled to roll out in three phases. On Feb. 10, 2020, the first phase was launched. It involved registration of law firms and account setup. The second phase will begin on July 22, 2020. It will include the drafting, signing, and approval of settlement contracts. The third phase is planned for late fall of 2020. It will incorporate applications, motions, decisions, and reviews.

The first phase was successful. In the first week alone, 1,000 registrations were made. The IWCC provides multiple ways to learn how to navigate the new system on the CompFile Implementation webpage, www.iwcc.il.gov/compfile. The COVID-19 Pandemic has shown us the importance of leveraging technology for remote work.

Around 40,000 applications, 35,000 settlements, thousands of hearings, and tens of thousands of motions and other filings are processed by IWCC every year. Faster processing and immediate, around-the-clock access to critical information for attorneys and their firms, as well as self-represented litigants, will be allowed by the new e-filling system.

Staff writer for the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Abuse and Battery
The Schaumburg Police Department has initiated an investigation of an alleged Criminal Sexual Abuse and
Hoffman comes forward to help small businesses getting necessary lifeline
Representative Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, urged small businesses to apply for additional funding under the Business
September: National Recovery Month
Centerstone is celebrating September as National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month is recognized by Centerstone
Gun Shootings near May Street and 122nd Street, Chicago
CBS 2’s Steven Graves reports that a total of nine people were wounded between the
Fires Shot at Police Officers
On September 16, at 9:33 p.m., members of the Springfield Police Street Crimes Unit had
Sexual Exploitation of a Child Lands Decatur Man 22 Years in Federal Prison
Daniel A. Betty, 28, of Decatur, Ill., is sentenced to serve 22 years in federal
Marijuana tax revenue approaches $20M a month
Illinois’ recreational marijuana tax revenue is accelerating as it approaches $20 million a month. The
27 Years in Prison Sentencing for Chicago Street Gang Member
Chicago street gang’s member has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for engaging
EXPO Chicago: 2020 Fall Programming Announced
Each September, the international art fair, EXPO Chicago launches and dominates the region's cultural calendar.
Free Virtual Sessions Offered by Rockford University
The region’s leading private four-year institution Rockford University announced it will offer sessions from its