Form I&A11 "How to File a Petition to Reopen" - California

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Information & Assistance Unit guide 11
How to file a petition to reopen
If your disability has gotten worse after a workers’ compensation judge has issued an
award, this form can be used to reopen your case.
You should get a medical report from your doctor saying your condition has
worsened, and collect any other facts that support your case.
Complete the form, following the attached sample. Be sure to sign and date the form.
You have five years from the date of injury to file this petition.
If the insurance company won’t voluntarily reopen your case and you are ready for a
hearing, fill out a declaration of readiness to proceed (see I&A guide 5) and submit it
with your petition.
Send the original to your local WCAB office and copies to all the parties.
Submit the following documents with your form filing in the order shown:
Document Cover Sheet
Document Separator Sheet
(for Petition for Reopen)
Petition for Reopen
 Verification
Document Separator Sheet
(for Proof of Service By Mail)
Proof of Service By Mail
Keep copies of your filings for your records.
All documents filed with the WCAB must include a document cover sheet and
document separator sheet.
Please see I&A guides 17 and 18 to learn how to
complete these forms.
In addition all forms must be typed or handwritten in block
letters to insure legibility. Additional form instructions can be found on the EAMS
OCR handbook at
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/eams/SampleFiles/EAMS_OCR%20handbook.pdf.
If you need help, call an
Information and Assistance (I&A)
office, or attend a
workshop for injured
workers. The local I&A phone numbers are attached to this
guide. You can get information on a local workshop from the I&A office or on the Web
at www.dwc.ca.gov.
I&A 11
Rev. 06/18
Information & Assistance Unit guide 11
How to file a petition to reopen
If your disability has gotten worse after a workers’ compensation judge has issued an
award, this form can be used to reopen your case.
You should get a medical report from your doctor saying your condition has
worsened, and collect any other facts that support your case.
Complete the form, following the attached sample. Be sure to sign and date the form.
You have five years from the date of injury to file this petition.
If the insurance company won’t voluntarily reopen your case and you are ready for a
hearing, fill out a declaration of readiness to proceed (see I&A guide 5) and submit it
with your petition.
Send the original to your local WCAB office and copies to all the parties.
Submit the following documents with your form filing in the order shown:
Document Cover Sheet
Document Separator Sheet
(for Petition for Reopen)
Petition for Reopen
 Verification
Document Separator Sheet
(for Proof of Service By Mail)
Proof of Service By Mail
Keep copies of your filings for your records.
All documents filed with the WCAB must include a document cover sheet and
document separator sheet.
Please see I&A guides 17 and 18 to learn how to
complete these forms.
In addition all forms must be typed or handwritten in block
letters to insure legibility. Additional form instructions can be found on the EAMS
OCR handbook at
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/eams/SampleFiles/EAMS_OCR%20handbook.pdf.
If you need help, call an
Information and Assistance (I&A)
office, or attend a
workshop for injured
workers. The local I&A phone numbers are attached to this
guide. You can get information on a local workshop from the I&A office or on the Web
at www.dwc.ca.gov.
I&A 11
Rev. 06/18
Information & Assistance Unit guide 11
If you do not have the name and address of your insurance company to complete
a form, please link to
http://www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/EAMS/EAMS-
LC/EAMSClaimsAdmins.asp.
The information contained in this guide is general in nature and is not intended as a substitute for legal
advice. Changes in the law or the specific facts of your case may result in legal interpretations
different than those present here.
When sending documents to a district office, please make sure they are not folded or stapled. Send
them in a large manila envelope. Please see the EAMS OCR forms handbook for further instructions.
I&A 11
Rev. 06/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD DISTRICT OFFICES
ANAHEIM, 92806-2131
SACRAMENTO, 95834-2962
1065 N Link, Suite 170
160 Promenade Circle, Suite 300
Information & Assistance Unit (714) 414-1801
Information & Assistance Unit (916) 928-3158
BAKERSFIELD, 93301-1929
SALINAS, 93906-2204
th
1880 N Main Street, Suites 100 & 200
1800 30
Street, Suite 100
Information & Assistance (831) 443-3058
Information & Assistance Unit (661) 395-2514
EUREKA, 95501-0529 * Satellite office *
SAN BERNARDINO, 92401-1411
409 “K” Street, Room 201
464 W Fourth Street, Suite 239
Information & Assistance Unit (707) 441-5723
Information & Assistance Unit (909) 383-4522
FRESNO, 93721-2219
SAN DIEGO, 92108-4424
2550 Mariposa Street, Suite 4078
7575 Metropolitan Drive, Suite 202
Information & Assistance Unit (559) 445-5355
Information & Assistance Unit (619) 767-2082
LONG BEACH, 90802-4339
SAN FRANCISCO, 94102-7014
nd
300 Oceangate Street, Suite 200
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 2
Floor
Information & Assistance Unit (562) 590-5240
Information & Assistance Unit (415) 703-5020
LOS ANGELES, 90013-1105
SAN JOSE, 95113-1402
th
th
100 Paseo de San Antonio, Suite 241
320 W 4
Street, 9
Floor
Information & Assistance Unit (408) 277-1292
Information & Assistance Unit (213) 576-7389
MARINA DEL REY, 90292-6902
SAN LUIS OBISPO, 93401-8736
nd
rd
4740 Allene Way, Suite 100
4720 Lincoln Boulevard, 2
and 3
floors
Information & Assistance Unit (805) 596-4159
Information & Assistance Unit (310) 482-3820
OAKLAND, 94612-1499
SANTA ANA, 92707-7704
th
2 MacArthur Place, Suite 600
1515 Clay Street, 6
Floor
Information & Assistance Unit (714) 942-7576
Information & Assistance Unit (510) 622-2861
OXNARD, 93030-7912
SANTA BARBARA, 93101-7538 * Satellite office *
1901 N Rice Avenue, Suite 100
130 E Ortega Street
Information & Assistance Unit (805) 485-3528
Information & Assistance Unit (805) 568-1390
POMONA, 91768-1653
SANTA ROSA, 95404-4771
732 Corporate Center Drive
50 “D” Street, Suite 420
Information & Assistance Unit (909) 623-8568
Information & Assistance Unit (707) 576-2452
REDDING, 96002-0940
STOCKTON, 95202-2314
nd
31 E Channel Street, Suite 344
250 Hemsted Drive, 2
Fl, Ste. B
Information & Assistance Unit (209) 948-7980
Information & Assistance Unit (530) 225-2047
RIVERSIDE, 92501-3337
VAN NUYS, 91401-3370
3737 Main Street, Suite 300
6150 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 105
Information & Assistance Unit (951) 782-4347
Information & Assistance Unit (818) 901-5374
Rev. 11/19
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
SAMPLE
DWC DISTRICT OFFICE
DOCUMENT COVER SHEET
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Is this a new case?
Companion Cases Exist
Yes
No
Walkthrough
Yes
No
More than 15 Companion Cases
YOUR SOCIAL
TODAY'S DATE
SECURITY NUMBER
SSN:
Date:(MM/DD/YYYY)
Specific Injury
EAMS CASE NUMBER
DATE OF INJURY
Case Number 1
Cumulative Injury
(Start Date: MM/DD/YYYY)
(End Date: MM/DD/YYYY)
(If Specific Injury, use the start date as the specific date of injury)
IF NEW CASE
LEAVE BLANK
USE CODE FROM
Body Part 1:
BODY PART CODE
Body Part 3:
LIST, SEE PAGE 8
Body Part 2:
Body Part 4:
WHEN MORE THAN 5 BODY PARTS USE BODY
Other Body Parts:
PART NUMBER 700 IN THIS FIELD
Please check unit to be filed on ( check only one box )
ADJ
DEU
SIF
UEF
SAU
INT
RSU
Companion Cases
Specific Injury
Case Number 2
Cumulative Injury
(Start Date: MM/DD/YYYY)
)
(End Date: MM/DD/YYYY
(If Specific Injury, use the start date as the specific date of injury)
Body Part 1:
Body Part 3:
Body Part 2:
Body Part 4:
Other Body Parts:
DWC-CA form 10232.1 Rev. 11/2017- Page 1 of 8
 
 
District office codes for place of venue
Legend
 
Abbreviation
Office
AHM
Anaheim
ANA
Santa Ana
BAK
Bakersfield
EUR
Eureka*
FRE
Fresno
LAO
Los Angeles
LBO
Long Beach
MDR
Marina del Rey
OAK
Oakland
OXN
Oxnard
POM
Pomona
RDG
Redding
RIV
Riverside
SAC
Sacramento
SAL
Salinas
SBA
Santa Barbara**
SBR
San Bernardino
SDO
San Diego
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose
San Luis Obispo
SLO
SRO
Santa Rosa
STK
Stockton
VNO
Van Nuys
* Eureka is a satellite office of Santa Rosa district office. ** Santa Barbara is a satellite office of the Oxnard district office.
Use this document to complete forms, but do not file this document with your forms.
 
DWC-CA form 10232.1 Rev. 11/2017- Page 7 of 8