Dispute: A disagreement between the injured worker and the employer or Claim Administrator about the right of the injured worker to wage loss payments, medical expense payments and other benefits.
Dismissed with Prejudice: This means the injured worker (also called the plaintiff) can’t bring any action or new action on a claim. An example is when the claim is barred by the statute of limitations.
Dismissed without Prejudice: This means the injured worker’s claim is dismissed but it can be brought anew (if there are new facts) provided it’s brought within the statute of limitations deadline.
Docket: The list/calendar of cases that are ready and scheduled for a hearing.
Docketed: A case that has been scheduled for a hearing. When a case is docketed, the parties are notified of the time, date and place of the hearing before the Deputy Commissioner.
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