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.

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

The Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA).

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

File for your case to be reconsidered and view decisions.

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

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

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

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

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

Your employer's responsibilities, and different types of benefits

Where to reach their offices for assistance.

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

Your right to financial assistance for job-related injuries.

Requirements and laws if they are illegally uninsured.

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

About AME, QME, and the panel review process.

Follow these steps to claim your fair compensation.

If your employer uses extreme and outrageous conduct.

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.

How the permanent disability (PD) benefits program works.

California law covers disability resulting from stress.

How the temporary disability (TD) insurance program works.

You have rights protected by state laws.

Forms and documents used in the review process.