Proceedings by Video/Phone will be how Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals cases will be heard, through at least January 2021. Since we last wrote about this – APPEAL PROCEEDINGS WILL BE BY REMOTE ACCESS THROUGH JULY – additional options have been put in place, including Zoom proceedings.
Opening of BIIA Offices and Live Proceedings on Hold
When and how the BIIA will open their offices depends on the COVID-19 situation and guidance from Governor Inslee’s office. On July 24, 2020, the Governor extended the Safe Start proclamation, and BIIA offices remain closed to the public at this time.
The BIIA will continue with only telephone/video proceedings through the end of January 2021. Contact your assigned judge about using CourtCall or Zoom for video proceedings, or if you have questions about how to proceed.
More Information and Assistance
More information about the process for proceedings by video/phone can be found on the Board’s website. There is updated information for the use of Zoom for proceedings on a variety of devices, with step-by-step instructions and helpful screenshots:
- Zoom Materials for iPhone users
- Zoom Materials for iPad users
- Zoom Materials for Windows PC users
- Zoom Materials for Android users
If you have an appeal pending, you may also contact the judge assigned to your case, or their assistant, if you more information.
We often suggest that claimants have legal representation when their case is on appeal. This may be especially true when appeal proceedings will be remote access. Feel free to contact our firm for assistance with your case. We offer a free analysis of your case and will give you our opinion on whether you need legal assistance, or not, and how we recommend you proceed.