Workers' Compensation

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Most Frequently Viewed Resources

Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Forms and documents used in the review process.

ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial.

A union owes a duty of fair representation to all of the workers it represents. This duty requires that the union act fairly, impartially, and without ill will or discrimination when pursuing a worker"s grievance or when negotiating a new contract with the employer.

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

About AME, QME, and the panel review process.

Your employer's responsibilities, and different types of benefits

When there are fights between employees and supervisors or between two employees.

Where to reach their offices for assistance.

Requirements and laws if they are illegally uninsured.

What are some examples of fraud? How can I bring a fraud claim against my employer?

Follow these steps to claim your fair compensation.

If your employer uses extreme and outrageous conduct.

What are your rights as a worker? What Is the Underground Economy? Report a bad employer.

How the permanent disability (PD) benefits program works.

California law covers disability resulting from stress.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

How the temporary disability (TD) insurance program works.

With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided by both Federal and California law.

You have rights protected by state laws.

File for your case to be reconsidered and view decisions.

Your right to financial assistance for job-related injuries.

The Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA).