Fewer Delays for Workers' Compensation Appeals

Fewer delays for workers compensation appeals

The bad news is courts’ caseloads are lighter because workers comp cases have become so hard to win.

If your workers compensation case is currently on appeal, you would be interested to know the Workers Compensation Appellate Commission has issued a memorandum regarding the status of cases on appeal.

The typical turn-around time between submitting a case for appeal and receiving a decision from the Appellate Commission, has been approximately two to two and a half years.

Under the direction the Commission's newly appointed Chairman, Jurgen Skoppek, this time frame is going to be drastically reduced.

Commission officials say they believe that by early spring, 2000, the file backlog should be nearly eliminated.

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