Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC)
CHAPTER 3-300 SECONDARY CASE REVIEW
- Purpose and Scope. This Chapter serves as an introduction to the procedures for the secondary review of disability and death cases contained in the following two chapters.
- Related Chapters. In Part 2 of the Procedure Manual, Chapter 2-201 and Chapter 2-202 describe the actions to be taken in the primary review of disability and death cases. The procedures in Chapter 3-301 and Chapter 3-302 take up where those procedures left off. They include and augment the procedures for the primary review of disability and death cases found in Part 2.
- Definition. A secondary case is any open file which has previously undergone initial case review by the Claims Examiner (CE) or Claims Examiner Clerk (CEC). It comes up for secondary review when a call-up expires or a requested document or additional information is received. It remains a secondary case until all necessary action is completed and the case is closed.