All Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals hearings will be by remote access through June of 2021. The Board has extended the period of time that Board offices will remain closed to the public due to the Coronavirus.
Board judges will typically handle proceedings by telephone conference calls. In certain circumstances, the judge may opt for video conferencing using a third-party service, CourtCall. This is usually for the purpose of appeals hearings, where evidence and testimony is presented, rather than more informal procedural events.
Conferences and Hearings to Be Adjusted
Board judges will reach out to those parties with events impacted by this extension. The judge will ask if they can convert the proceedings from live to remote-access events. In the event that a party is aggrieved that the appeal proceedings will be remote, a request can be made for the case to be continued to a later date. This would most likely be in the case of a hearing. This decision is at the judge’s discretion. Any rescheduled event date is subject to the availability of the judges and parties and will likely cause a delay in proceedings.
More Information and Assistance
More information about this process can be found on the Board’s website.
We often suggest that claimants have legal representation when their case is on appeal. This may be especially true when appeal hearings will be conducted via 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.