Definition of Declaration of Readiness to Proceed
A Declaration of Readiness to Proceed (DOR or DR) is a form that is used in a California workers' compensation claim.
An injured worker or their attorney may file this form for the purpose of obtaining a hearing date and bringing a matter before a Workers' Compensation Appeals Board Judge. This form is filed in order to try and resolve a dispute in a workers' compensation case.
A Declaration of Readiness to Proceed may be filed on any issue, such as temporary disability benefits, future medical treatment, compensation rate, permanent disability, vocational rehabilitation, discovery, self procured medical treatment, penalties or other related matter. The issues that are to be raised in court have to be indicated on the form, which can be used by an injured worker, employer or insurer to request a court date.