ABOUT THE COURT
The Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims is a limited jurisdiction tribunal that considers cases involving on-the-job injuries occurring while an employee is within the scope of employment. It is a court of record made up of 10 judges appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the State Senate. Appointments are made from a list of nominees provided by a Judicial Nominating Commission. Judges serve staggered terms and may be removed for cause by the Court on the Judiciary. Grounds for removal are enumerated in the State Constitution. A Presiding Judge is appointed by the Governor from among the Court’s judges to serve a two year term. The Presiding Judge is charged with overall responsibility for the functioning of the Court.
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