Governor Quinn has appointed new arbitrators and there is a new procedure for hearing cases starting in January 2012.

There will be 3 arbitrators at each site.

They will be assigned to cases randomly.

Currently there is one arbitrator at each site.

Your case will come up once every 3 months.

Now it comes up once every 2 months.

This means it will take longer to get to your case.

Before you would know the arbitrator’s tendencies and what to expect from decisions.

Now you will have to keep track of three arbitrators.

The Governor’s press statement announcing the appointment of the new arbitrators emphasized improving the business climate in Illinois.

This may have some chilling effect on injured workers’ cases.

Questions about your Work Injury? Feel free to call Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.