Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB)
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 issuing judicial opinions in response to petitions for removal and reconsideration of decisions by workers' compensation administrative law judges, representing the WCAB in appellate proceedings, and regulation of the adjudication process by adopting rules of practice and procedure. By way of its published opinions and regulations, it provides guidance and leadership to the workers' compensation community.
Where to file
- Petitions for Reconsideration, Removal, Disqualification and Answers (CCR §10940); Petition for Disqualification of Workers’ Compensation Judge (CCR §10960); Petitions for Removal and Answers (CCR §10955)
- Petition for Writ of Review (Labor Code §5950, et seq.)