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, and where to seek further information and help if necessary.

Topics include the basics of workers’ compensation, steps to take after getting hurt on the job, medical care, resolving problems with medical care and medical reports, temporary disability benefits, working for your employer after injury, permanent disability, and benefits when you need to change jobs. There are also a resource list, references to important laws and regulations, and a glossary.


Only online versions are available at present, although printed copies may be offered in the future.