The Appeals Process - Permanent Total Disability
Workers who suffer an occupational injury or disease that prevents them from permanently engaging in any work may apply for
permanent total disability (PTD) by submitting Form IC-2 (located on the Forms page) to their local IC office.
Claims for PTD are administered in a slightly different way than non-PTD claims. In an attempt to serve all parties speedily, the IC has established specific guidelines for PTD claims.
Additionally, all evidence that the injured worker wants to be considered at the hearing must be on file or accompany the application. Any evidence filed after the application must be approved by the Hearing Administrator to be considered at the hearing.
The IC will verify receipt of the PTD application by mailing an acknowledgment letter to all the concerned parties.
If neither party objects to the tentative order within 14 days, the tentative order becomes final.
Upon the expiration of the 45 day period, no further vocational information will be accepted without prior approval of the Hearing Administrator.
The pre-hearing conference may be in person or by telephone conference call. Stipulations, disclosures of witnesses, need for further evidence, and any other pertinent issues can be discussed at the pre-hearing conference.
The injured worker or the employer may request a pre-hearing conference anytime during the processing period.
Parties will be notified by mail of the Staff Hearing Officer's decision.