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VENUE

Venue is the location where a case is heard. For a venue locator for filing an Application for Adjudication of Claim in EAMS, go here.

The injured worker can choose between residence at time of filing or location where the injury occurred. The applicant's attorney can file in the county of the attorney's principal place of business (subject to objection).

An applicant or defendant can petition for a change of venue which shall be granted for good cause (LC §5501.6)  See regulation.

Label Item Links Comments
Labor Code The application for adjudication of claim shall be
filed in any of the following locations...
Venue   
Regulations/Rules §10409. Venue Venue  
Forms The venue form is apparently no longer necessary as the revised Fee Disclosure form includes a venue authorization statement.    
Practice Tips Use venue locator to find venues for current address and work facility if there is risk that defendant will object to choice of attorney's office for venue WCAB venue by ZIP Code  
Articles "EAMS: Why Is Venue So Vexing?" Venue is vexing
WCJ Colleen Casey on venue
Roundtable    
Miscellaneous      

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