Use the strict timelines for requesting a panel to your favor. Generally, it’s better to request a panel early and control the specialty to avoid a less desirable panel specialty like pain management or chiropractics. You can (and should) use a Delay Notice to request a panel if you think medical evidence is necessary for your defense. If applicant’s attorney issues a L.C. Sec. 4061/4062 objection, you can use his letter to support your panel request and use diaries to remind you to submit your online or paper request as soon as allowed to under the Labor Code.