Working in EAMS
Are you ready to file in EAMS? This page provides a variety of tools to help ensure you are able to file forms and documents in the electronic environment. We recommend you review all the materials and make sure you are using the most current versions available. Updates are frequent!
Deciding how to file
- There are three methods to file documents into EAMS: electronically with JET File or e-forms, or on paper with OCR forms.
- Review the electronic filing walkthrough video and other information to decide which electronic filing method to use
- Further information about JET File, including an informational video, brochure, explanation of the three ways to use the service, and links to development tools and approved vendors
- Further information about the e-forms trial, including the sign-up agreement, reference guide and training slides
- Further information about paper OCR forms, including a video tutorial, instructions, forms, and examples of how to set up files for submission
Tools for filers
For all filers
- Public information case search function—A tool to ensure case information used for filing is accurate
- EAMS and legacy case number lookup tool can be used to find older case numbers
- Uniform assigned names database for claims administrator offices and representative offices—Using the correct UANs ensures parties are correctly associated with cases
- Document titles list Feb. 22, 2011
- Frequently asked questions (FAQs) - Jan. 5, 2012
For electronic filers
- Filing electronically in EAMS: Are you an e-form or JET Filer? Video Transcript
- Electronic filing resources and links—Go here to find out how to join the E Team
JET File tools:
E-forms trial tools:
For paper filers
- OCR forms tutorial - Video - Transcript
- Fillable form instructions
- OCR paper forms filing handbook
- I&A guides for unrepresented injured workers
Uniform assigned names (UAN)
Uniform assigned names are created and assigned by the DWC to associate related parties to their cases. Currently only claims administrators or representatives in a case are given uniform assigned names. However, anyone filing a form in EAMS—be they an injured worker, a claims administrator, an attorney, a lien claimant or other—will need to use the uniform assigned name to identify the claims administrator or representative in the case for which they are filing.
- Search for a claims administrators’ UAN
- Search for a representatives’ UAN
- How to get a UAN :
- You must be a claims administrator or a representative
- You must register with the Central Registration Unit (CRU). Send your request and preferred method of service (email, U.S. mail or fax) on letterhead with an authorized signature by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (888) 822-9309.
- The new assigned name or information will be posted within 10 business days of receipt of the request.
- After receiving your UAN, please inform the CRU of new offices and changes of name, location, mailing address, telephone, e-mail, fax, or preferred method of service.
- Click here for additional information about UAN
Searching for public information on a workers’ compensation case
Members of the public may search the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s database for information on active and archived disputed workers’ compensation cases using the EAMS public information search tool.
There is also a tool to translate a Legacy case number to EAMS.
Other EAMS links
- Approved JET File vendors—A list of private vendors offering software and transmission methods
- JET File information for developers—All the information those developing JET File transmission code need
- Technical specifications—The documents and information needed to create a JET File transmission process
- Technical information for OCR forms developers
- Facts about EAMS
- EAMS accessibility