When an insurance carrier changes the status of your claim, it will issue a Notice of Claim Status. If you disagree with the Notice of Claim Status you only have ninety days to file a request for hearing. If you do not file a request for hearing within the ninety days, the notice will become final.
Once you file a request for hearing, The Industrial Commission of Arizona will set a hearing. The insurance carrier will have an attorney. We recommend you retain an attorney who can protect your interests. If you choose to represent yourself, you will be required to know the rules, statutes and case law that apply to your claim. Therefore, we urge you to speak with an attorney as soon as you receive a Notice of Claim Status.