New Workers’ Comp Arbitrators Assigned in Illinois

October 15, 2014

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has made new arbitrator assignments.

Effective Nov. 1, Arbitrator Stephen Friedman will take over the Chicago call formerly handled by Arbitrator Kelmanson, and Arbitrator Michael Nowak will take over the Collinsville/Belleville call formerly handled by Arbitrator Zanotti.

New Chicago calls for Arbitrators Bocanegra and Fruth will take effect Jan. 1, 2015. Because cases are continued for 90 days at a time, some cases are now being reassigned for the January calls.

The computer may show the new arbitrator, but until Jan. 1 the current arbitrator retains jurisdiction. Parties should address 19(b) motions and other matters to the current arbitrator.

Source: Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

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