Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Availability is first-come, first-served.
Prehearing and Settlement Conferences may be scheduled by either calling 303-318-8600, electronic form, or email. The scheduling of a conference is not final until the parties receive a notice and confirmation from the Prehearing and Settlement Conference Unit. Please be aware that the unit will only schedule a conference upon receipt of all necessary information.
Prehearing Conference Docket Availability - numbers equal ½ hour slots available.
Learn more about legal issues in workers' compensation with real-life cases discussed by Division of Workers' Compensation Prehearing Administrative Law Judges. Recordings of these monthly updates are made available on our website.
This multi-function calculator can assist you through common workers’ compensation calculations, including lifetime present value, interest, and lump sum requests.
The Difference Between the DOWC and the OAC
The Division of Workers' Compensation (DOWC) and Office of Administrative Courts (OAC) are separate divisions of state government. OAC conducts administrative hearings for several state agencies, including the DOWC. The DOWC’s Prehearing and Settlement Conference Unit (PHU) works in conjunction with the OAC to resolve preliminary matters such as extensions of time and discovery issues before the OAC hearings. The PHU does not make findings of fact, though some of the judges conduct arbitrations. PHU orders may be appealed at the OAC. Orders from the OAC or DOWC Director may be appealed at the Industrial Claim Appeals Office (ICAO).