Definition of Application For Adjudication of Claim
Application for adjudication of claim (application or app) is a form that you fill out in a California workers' compensation case when there is a dispute between an injured worker and their employer's workers' compensation insurance company. This form is filed when you want to appeal your workers compensation case to your local Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB). This gives the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board jurisdiction (the power or authority) to decide any disputed issues involving your injury claim.
Even though your employer's workers' compensation insurance company has to send you certain notices, may be sending you timely temporary disability checks and even giving you satisfactory medical treatment for your injury; there may be some special benefits that are rightfully yours that an insurance company will not encourage you to obtain. This is why it is a good idea to have a workers' compensation attorney file this form on your behalf in order that benefits that are being disputed may be successfully obtained in court if the insurance company does not have a legal right to deny you these benefits.