Category: Workers’ Compensation

Medical Care Booklet and Factsheet for Injured Workers

LOHP’s booklet, Getting Appropriate Medical Care for Your Injury, discusses injured workers’ rights, steps to take, and where to go for help. It describes California workers’ compensation rules and procedures as of October 2006. An introductory factsheet, The Basics About Medical Care for Injured Workers, answers basic questions about workers’ compensation medical care and resources for injured workers. The booklet and factsheet were prepared by UC...

Model Tools and Instructions for Community Health Centers

  More than five million persons are employed in low-wage or underground-economy jobs in California. Many of these workers sustain injuries and illnesses because of the hazardous nature of their jobs. Typically, it has been difficult for community health centers, which serve as safety net providers, to treat patients with work-related injuries and illnesses. The health centers commonly see injured workers whose employers may...

Returning to Work After a Job Injury: Tools for Injured Workers and Unions

This LOHP booklet is now available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. It includes important information and resources that unions can use to negotiate with employers to allow injured members to return to work. The booklet demonstrates how employers can save money, avoid fines and penalties, and increase overall health, productivity, and competitiveness of the business by designing and implementing effective return-to-work programs. Also included...

Workers’ Compensation Carve-Outs Booklet for Unions and Employers

California workers’ compensation law allows labor unions and employers to “carve out” alternative systems for delivering benefits to injured workers and resolving problems and disputes. LOHP’s booklet, How To Create a Workers’ Compensation Carve-Out in California: Practical Advice for Unions and Employers discusses important issues to consider in designing a carve-out and ensuring its success. Click below to see the entire booklet. AVAILABILITY Available online. How...

Workers’ Compensation Guidebook

3rd Edition, 2006, in English and Spanish. LOHP has released the third edition of Workers’ Compensation in California: A Guidebook for Injured Workersin both English and Spanish. The guidebook gives an overview of the California Workers’ Compensation system as of November 2006. It is meant to help workers with job injuries understand their basic legal rights, the steps to take to request workers’ compensation benefits,...

Workers’ Compensation Research Reports

Click below to see our research reports on the experiences of injured workers and other parties involved with the California workers’ compensation system. Both reports were prepared for the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation. The 2001 report was a joint project of LOHP staff with UC Berkeley’s Institute of Industrial Relations and Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. AVAILABILITY Available online. You...