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The Division of Workers’ Compensation has initiated a review of the “utility and sufficiency” of the standard form interrogatories for contested case hearings. The form interrogatories are sets of questions, prescribed by DWC, that parties may serve in discovery prior to a CCH. There are two sets of form interrogatories, which are Claimant’s Interrogatories to Carrier andCarrier’s Interrogatories to Claimant. They each contain 11 standard questions prescribed by DWC and allow the party to draft 5 additional questions.

The current interrogatories were adopted in 1991 and they are now widely viewed as inadequate. The DWC is requesting comments and suggestions from stakeholders regarding revisions, and it will hold a stakeholder meeting to discuss possible changes on March 31, 2020 at the DWC Metro building in Austin. 

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