What happens after the record in my case is closed?

After the record is closed, the judge will direct the parties to submit proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law. The proposed findings summarize the evidence, the legal conclusions that follow from the evidence, and the remedy that the parties wish to achieve. The parties may also submit a written brief in which they argue for their respective positions. The judge will then review all of the evidence and issue a written decision. A copy of the judge’s decision will be mailed to you and to your attorney. You will have 20 days from the date of circulation of the judge’s decision to appeal the decision to the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board.