You probably have a lot of questions if you have a current worker’s comp case. While you can call the state’s Division of Workers’ Compensation, you can also keep reading.
Here are some important things you need to know about workers’ comp.
What is it?
State law requires your employer to provide you with workers’ comp benefits if you experience an injury on the job. That includes sudden injuries, like car accidents, and exposure over time.
How can you avoid injuries on the job?
All employers in California have a work-injury prevention program. That means they provide you with proper training, keep your workplace orderly and safe and correct unsafe conditions immediately. You can avoid injuries by reporting any unsafe conditions to your employer immediately. If they do not address the issue, call the state OSHA office to report the conditions.
What kind of medical care can you receive?
According to the DWC, medical providers will provide you with science-based treatments. In other words, they must be scientifically proven to treat the injury you have. Workers’ comp covers treatments given according to their necessary frequency, intensity and duration. The state sets these. They base them on reputable guidelines in the medical world. The state continuously reviews new evidence and sets guidelines for what workers’ comp covers.
You want to stay up to date on your case. You can find updates by calling your local DWC office. You can do that by calling the main number or your local office directly. There, you can get updates on your case and make sure you stay on top of things.