Q: How does workers' compensation work?
For subscribers to the system, the Division of Workers' Compensation administer the adjudication of claims. They are a state agency that make decisions as to medical and financial benefits for injured workers.
It begins with a Benefit Review Conference where both parties provide evidence and attempt to informally resolve the issue. If it can not get worked out, it goes to a Contested Case Hearing. In the Contested Case Hearing evidence is entered in to the record and testimony may be taken. An administrative judge will give a written decision deciding the issues.
A case my be disputed to the Division of Workers Compensation Appeals Panel, where they may act upon the case or not. From there a case may be appealed up to District Court and so on.
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