Resources: The Basics of Worker’s Compensation

Below is a list of links to the California State Division of Industrial Relations, the agency responsible for oversight of the laws under which Worker’s Compensation benefits are provided.

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Introduction How to Use This Guidebook
Chapter 1 The Basics of Workers’ Compensation
Chapter 2 After You Get Hurt on the Job
Keep Your Claim on Track
Chapter 3 Medical Care
Chapter 4 Resolving Problems with Medical Care and Medical Reports
Chapter 5 Temporary Disability Benefits
Chapter 6 Working for Your Employer after Injury
Chapter 7 Permanent Disability Benefits
Chapter 8 Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits
Chapter 9 For More Information and Help
Questions & Answers about State Information & Assistance Services
Questions & Answers about Attorneys
Appendix A Important Laws and Regulations
Appendix B Glossary

You can also attend a free seminar on workers’ compensation or contact the Information and Assistance Unit if you have questions. You can also call 1-800-736-7401 for recorded information and the location of free DWC informational seminar for injured workers closest to you.