By: Chelsie Springstead
Per the OWCH COVID-19 Notice from State of Wisconsin, Division of Hearings and Appeals, issued on Friday, March 13, 2020, as of next Monday, March 23, 2020, the Office of Worker’s Compensation Hearings will stop conducting in-person hearings, prehearings and mediations. This is expected to continue through April 20, 2020.
Hearings will be converted to telephonic settlement conferences. Prehearings and mediations will be conducted telephonically, as well. Revised notices will be sent out to all parties with call-in instructions.
Please note that Hearings scheduled for this week, March 16-20, are still being held in-person. However, the parties can contact the Administrative Law Judge assigned to the file if they would like to convert any hearings this week to telephonic settlement conferences.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsie Springstead or any member of the Lindner & Marsack worker’s compensation team. We will continue to provide you with email updates as things change.