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Ten Facts about an Administrative Hearing

  • Arizona Workers’ Compensation cases are resolved through administrative hearings in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)
  • In Phoenix and Tuscon, hearings are held at the Industrial Commission of Arizona
  • Unless excused by the ALJ, the injured worker must attend all hearings
  • A court reporter is present to create a written record of the proceeding
  • Most workers’ compensation cases require more than one hearing to complete
  • The initial hearing will likely last less than thirty minutes, however, every case is different and it could take several hours
  • All witnesses are sworn in and under oath when testifying
  • It usually takes weeks or even months to get a hearing scheduled
  • After the final hearing, the ALJ will issue a written decision within 30-60 days after the last transcript is filed and any post-hearing memorandums are submitted
  • Arizona law does not require an injured worker to be represented by an attorney

The likelihood for success is greater when represented by an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney. Robert Wisniewski is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist with over 30 years of experience. Contact the Law Office of Robert E. Wisniewski at (602) 234-3700 or 1-800-224-3220 to schedule a free consultation. For additional information, you can also visit www.azhurtonthejob.com

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