Last week we reviewed a few basics of the Workers’ Compensation claims process. This week we take a deeper dive into some of the processes surrounding hearings and appeals after a claim has been filed.
Once filed, claims enter what is known as a 15-day conciliation period. This is a period of time where a person known as a conciliator is appointed to encourage the parties to settle the dispute through informal negotiations. If an agreement cannot be reached, the unresolved claim will be referred to a formal review process, unless: