A Commissioner is a quasi-judicial official who presides as an impartial mediator at Informal, Formal and Appellate hearings, where he or she serves to resolve disputes or misunderstandings in workers’ compensation cases. A commissioner functions within the state’s workers’ compensation system similarly to how a judge functions within the state’s judicial system.
By statute, a commissioner is nominated by the Governor and appointed by the General Assembly, and must have been a member in good standing of the Connecticut bar for at least five years before his or her nomination.
State of Connecticut
Workers' Compensation Commission
Page last revised: May 21, 2001
Page URL: http://wcc.state.ct.us/gen-info/if-injured/commissioner.htm