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WCAB Rescinds Order That Delayed Trial for Lack of In-Person Testimony

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 1143 | 0 | 42 min read

The California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board published a significant panel decision Tuesday that rescinded a trial judge’s order indefinitely continuing a case until it is safe for participants to provide in-person testimony. Commissioners said it would be inappropriate to institute a blanket rule declaring it unreasonable to continue a case to allow for in-person testimony because each case must be resolved according to its own particular circumstances. “However, in consideration of Executive Order N-63-20, the purposes of the workers’ compensation system ...

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