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(a) Except as otherwise provided by this Section or by Section 5452 of the Labor Code, no fees or costs shall be charged to any party for services provided by the Division of Industrial Accidents under this Article.
(b) If the employee is represented, such representative may request that the Information and Assistance Officer refer the matter to a Workers' Compensation Judge for the determination of the value of the services of such representative. The Information and Assistance Officer shall, thereafter, refer such request to the Presiding Judge of the office which has jurisdiction over the claim.
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