Unless the applicant is not represented by an attorney, any party may file an arbitration submittal form after a defendant denies liability for benefits because it disputes insurance coverage.
Any party may file an arbitration submittal form after a petition for contribution pursuant to Labor Code section 5500.5 has been filed.
Any party may file a petition objecting to arbitration submittal if the party asserts the issues in dispute are not subject to mandatory arbitration pursuant to Labor Code section 5275(a). Upon receipt of an arbitration submittal form or an objection to an arbitration submittal form, the presiding workers' compensation judge may set the matter for a status conference to determine if the issues in dispute are subject to mandatory arbitration.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 5307, 5309 and 5708, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 5270, 5272, 5275, 5276, 5277 and 5500.5, Labor Code