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You do not have to appear for a hearing if you do not plan on continuing your pursuit for worker's compensation unless you have been subpoena'd by a court.
If you do not appear, then you may lose all rights you have to pursue any workers compensation claim.
the only thing that was subpoena'd was paperwork that I had already sent out. the hearing is shown at this address, which is Workers' Compensation Commission , 10 East Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21202
I see, if you were not subpoena's and just your documents were, then you are not required to attend the hearing.
You may want to dismiss the case without prejudice instead of not attending the hearing.
Oh , o.k thanks. The hearing is tomorrow and I do not have the money nor the time to physically go and dismiss the case, especially since I am in a different state.
I understand. You should call and inform them though that you won't be appearing and that you will be dismissing the case. It is just professional courtesy.
I will do that, but I thought I already did that over the phone with them already
If you did already, then that is sufficient.
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Oh o.k thanks
You are welcome!