Workers' Compensation

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

Ask questions and get answers, in real time, right here on the Internet, from live law librarians throughout California.

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

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.

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

How you should be classified and your rights.

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

About AME, QME, and the panel review process.

Your employer's responsibilities, and different types of benefits

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.

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.