To cultivate an Idaho Workers’ Compensation system that is cooperative, supportive, and equitable for workers and employers in addressing the effects of workplace injuries and illnesses.
To fairly administer the Idaho Workers’ Compensation Law.
- Quality Customer Service
- Accessible Services
- Ethical Practices and Behavior
- Cost Effective and Efficient Operations
The Industrial Commission is comprised of four divisions: Compensation, Rehabilitation, Adjudication, and the Crime Victims Compensation Program.
The Idaho Industrial Commission offers rehabilitation services. Employees are the state’s greatest business asset. It is essential to the fiscal health of the state to quickly return injured workers to the labor force.
The Idaho Industrial Commission is an administrative court, and through the Adjudication Division, it provides decisions in workers’ compensation disputes between workers and employers. The Commission is also the upper level reviewing authority for unemployment insurance decisions issued by the Idaho Department of Commerce & Labor.
The Idaho Crime Victims Compensation Program was established in 1986 to provide assistance to crime victims who suffer personal injuries. Since it was established, the Program has served over 21,000 victims of crime in Idaho without relying on a single tax dollar.
An Advisory Committee has been established to provide the Industrial Commission with informed recommendations and advice on issues affecting the Idaho workers’ compensation system. The membership is made up of experienced workers’ compensation professionals representing a variety of perspectives.
The three commissioners of the Idaho Industrial Commission are appointed by the governor to serve staggered six-year terms. Traditionally, one is appointed to represent employers, one is appointed to represent employees, and the third is an attorney. No more than two commissioners may represent a single political party. The commissioners elect their own chairman. Current members of the Commission are:
Chairman, Employee Representative
Term ends January 13, 2023
Term ends January 14, 2025
Term ends January 13, 2027
|George H. Fisher||1918-1923|
|E. F. Caton||1918-1919|
|H. H. Barnes||January 1918-July 1919|
|W. H. Casaday||1918-1919|
|Frank J. Clayton||1919-1921|
|Lawrence E. Worstell||1919-1931|
|Charles E. Duffy||1921-1923|
|W. L. Robinson||1933-1945|
|G. W. Suppiger||1923-1947|
|B. W. Oppenheim||1943-1968|
|Claude R. Hunter||1947-1969|
|Will S. Defenbach||1968-1990|
|Richard S. Brown||1969-1970|
|Gerald A. Geddes||1969-1992|
|Larry J. Jackson||1989|
|Logan E. Lanham||1990-1992|
|James E. Kerns||1993-1998|
|Stephen J. Lord||1994-1996|
|James F. Kile||1997-2009|
|R. D. Maynard||1999-2018|
|Thomas E. Limbaugh||2001-Present|
|Thomas P. Baskin||2009-Present|