Hearing Requests

The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) requires parties to eligible cases under agency rules to submit hearing requests on the Workers' Compensation Electronic System (WCES).

Joint Scheduling

Counsel of record for all parties and any self-represented parties to a case must work together to jointly submit a hearing request on WCES.

Association With Case on WCES

In order to request a hearing, you must be associated with the case on WCES. If you are not associated with a case, you must electronically file (eFile) an appearance on WCES.

Requesting a hearing on WCES

Parties to eligible cases must use the WCES hearing request tool to schedule a hearing in their case with DWC.

FAQ

To view the FAQ with information about scheduling hearings on WCES, click here.

Written Instructions

For written instructions on how to request a hearing for a case using WCES, click here.

Tutorial Video 

To view a tutorial video on how to request a hearing for a case using WCES, click here.

eFiling on WCES

For more information about WCES, click here.