On September 15, 2021, Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Joseph Cortese extended the postponement of in-person hearings by the commission from October 29, 2021 to January 28, 2022. This is the same order that has been in effect in Iowa since March 16, 2020.
As part of the order, all in-person hearings scheduled to take place between October 29, 2021 and January 28, 2022 will automatically be set to take place over CourtCall, an internet-video based system, at their previously scheduled time. CourtCall is paid for by the Division of Workers’ Compensation, but witnesses and those wishing to observe the hearings must be prepared to use the system to attend.
COVID-19 has had far reaching implications in the Iowa Workers’ Compensation field. For information on how the order will specifically affect your case, please contact Paul Barta or Micah Hawker Boehnke at 402-475-1075.