Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB)

The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) exercises all judicial powers vested by the Labor Code in a reasonable and sound manner and provides guidance and leadership to the workers' compensation community through case opinions and regulations.

The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, a seven-member, judicial body appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, exercises all judicial powers vested in it by the Labor Code. Its major functions include review of petitions for reconsideration of decisions by workers' compensation administrative law judges of the Division of Workers' Compensation and regulation of the adjudication process by adopting rules of practice and procedure.

Alternative Filing during COVID-19

In light of the continued state of emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pursuant to the Appeals Board’s en banc order issued on April 6, 2020, documents intended for the Appeals Board, Office of the Commissioners may be sent to WCABEmergencyBox@dir.ca.gov.

Petitions for reconsideration, removal, disqualification and answers should be filed in EAMS or with the district office having venue.

For information about sending documents subject to a statutory time limit by email to a district office, please refer to the en banc order and to the District Office page for more information.

 

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