What are my employers’ obligations?

The Law Offices of G. John Jansen provides the following answers to frequently asked questions about Workers’ Compensation.

The workers’ compensation system was constructed to grant security and peace of mind to workers that they would be compensated justly in the event they were hurt on the job.

• Provide workers’ compensation coverage. A California employer who fails to provide workers’ compensation coverage is considered a criminal offense.

• Provide workers’ compensation claim form (DWC-1 form) within one work day after a work-related accident or an illness/injury has been reported

Give you a completed copy of the claim form within one work day of receipt

• Send out the claim form to your company’s claims administrator, along with an illness/incident report


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