Depending on how far along you are with your workers’ compensation case in California, you may be required to attend a mandatory settlement conference, a hearing before a worker’s compensation judge, or an appeal.
In every worker’s compensation case, some type of hearing will typically occur. However, whether one is "required" will depend on several factors, such as the type of injury and what issues are disputed.
Until recently, California required the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation to establish a priority conference calendar for cases where an attorney represents the employee and the disputed issues are employment or injury. As of today, cases where the employee is or was employed by an illegally uninsured employer now also receive priority status.
If you were injured on the job, you should consider hiring an employment lawyer immediately. The process is long, complicated, and the insurance companies are undoubtedly better situated for fight these claims than you are. A lawyer can make sure everything is done fairly and ensure your rights are protected.
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