The Workers Compensation Appeals Board is the designated court for workers compensation cases. The acronym is known as the WCAB. The Workers Compensation Appeals Board is where court hearings take place as well as where cases and court documents are filed for workers’ compensation cases.
There are 24 Workers Compensation Appeals Board venues: Anaheim, Bakersfield, Eureka, Fresno, Goleta, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey, Oakland, Oxnard, Pomona, Redding, Riverside, Sacramento, Salinas, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Ana, Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo, Stockton and Van Nuys. If an attorney or legal representative has filed the workers’ compensation case in a different venue from which is a different location (city/county) where the injured person was injured, that is acceptable.
The type of people that you will find at the Workers Compensation Appeals Board are injured workers, staff and workers of the WCAB, court reporters, insurance adjusters, defense attorneys, applicant attorneys, lien claimants, and anyone who is involved in the workers’ compensation case. There are Workers Compensation Appeals Board Judges present as well.
Most of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Boards in California are open Monday through Thursdays during regular court business hours. The WCAB has closed on Fridays due to state budget cuts and work furlough days.