Lump-Sum Hearings Schedule Changes

For scheduling purposes, please be advised that the NMWCA will NOT facilitate lump-sum hearings on the following Fridays:

December 24, 2021
December 31, 2021

WCA Adjudication Operations

As the WCA reopens, both mediations and adjudication proceedings will continue with default remote hearings and mediation conferences.  However, mediators and judges have the discretion to schedule for in person appearances, especially mindful of the particular needs of pro se litigants. The WCA adjudication team will continue to make adjustments going forward, and as constituency needs indicate.

Unless otherwise ordered by the WCA judge, the parties shall prepare all evidentiary and formal hearings for evidence submission to the WCA judge. Similar to the testimony of all expert witnesses, lay witness testimony shall be submitted via written or video deposition. Upon receipt of the pre-trial order, trial exhibit lists, and exhibit lists, and at the request of the parties, the trial judge may schedule the matter for telephonic or video oral arguments. Following the submission of evidence, the trial judge shall issue a Compensation Order.

Any questions regarding this process should be addressed to the judge or mediator assigned to the individual case.

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EDI General Interest

The New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration (WCA) has completed changes to the IAIABC EDI Edit program and tables to accept the new Pandemic and COVID-19 codes for Cause and Nature. Send all technical questions through the WCA Helpdesk email: If you have administrative questions, email WCA Helpdesk at:

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