Mandatory Electronic Case Filing Begins January 1
The WCA's e-filing system began January 1, 2018 and its use will be mandatory for all represented parties. All represented parties are required to use the Electronic Case Filing (ECF) system to file court documents online in all workers' compensation cases. Workers and employers who are unrepresented are not required to e-file, but are encouraged to do so.
Before you begin e-filing, review of the newly updated relevant rules of the court is highly recommended. The rules for e-filing a WCA complaint can be found on the WCA website under WCA Rules and Statutes (18.104.22.168 Claims Resolution (effective 1/1/2018)).
The WCA has a system user guide available to help in accessing the system. The guide can also be found on the Publications page.
Pursuant to Rule 4, insurance carriers that provide workers' compensation coverage in the state of New Mexico, as well as individuals who are parties (including attorneys and/or adjusters) to a case, shall provide the WCA with a single general delivery and e-mail address (not tied to an individual) for service of process prior to January 1, 2018 (See Rule 22.214.171.124 B. (3)). Please send this information to: WCA.Helpdesk@state.nm.us.
Following a public comment period, including a public hearing on October 27, 2017, the director of the Workers’ Compensation Administration has repealed rule 11.4.4 NMAC titled Workers’ Compensation – Claims Resolution and replaced it with a new 11.4.4 NMAC, titled Workers’ Compensation – Claims Resolution, adopted November 13, 2017 and effective January 1, 2018. NMSA 1978, Sections §§ 52-5-4 (2003) and 52-4-3 (1990) authorize the director to adopt reasonable rules, regulations, and fee schedules.
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