A Return to In-Person Workers’ Compensation Trials: California DIR Announcement Expected

The California Department of Industrial Relations is expected to announce a return to in-person trials beginning as soon as March 21, 2022. In-person proceedings would include case in chief trials, expedited hearings and lien trials. MSCs and Status Conferences will be over the phone. Walk throughs will be done via Lifesize, but a new process is being considered for in person walk throughs. Masks will continue to be required to be worn in all DIR spaces.

SRTK will continue to monitor the situation closely. As always, please contact our offices with any questions about what this may mean for your case.