Why are there Attorneys in the Workers’ Compensation System?
California Workers’ Compensation Law is an Administrative Law. Parties in Civil Court matters have access to Jury Trials. In Workers’ Compensation Law, there are no juries. The Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge (WCJ) is responsible for adjudicating the case. The WCJ will act as the finder of fact. Attorneys are allowed to participate in workers’ compensation proceedings to advocate on issues relating to establishing facts and the law with respect to a particular case.