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November 15, 2010 En español

Division of Workers' Compensation expands Spanish-language outreach with new partnership in San Bernardino

Spanish-speakers in the San Bernardino vicinity can get information on medical treatment, disability payments, returning to work after an injury and resolving a dispute over a claim at bi-monthly seminars conducted by the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) through a new partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico offices in San Bernardino. This new bi-monthly seminar  expands on DWC partnerships with community based organizations around the state to reach Spanish-speaking workers.

“Partnering with local offices of the Mexican Consulate offers a unique opportunity to reach Spanish-speaking workers who might not come to us,” said DWC acting Administrative Director Carrie Nevans. “Many Latinos work in high hazard industries and we want them to know we’re here to educate them about their rights and to help.”

Seminars for injured workers will take place every other month at this new location beginning Wednesday, Nov. 17 and will continue throughout 2011:

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
San Bernardino Mexican Consulate
293 North D Street
San Bernardino, CA

The seminars include presentations followed by question and answer sessions. A listing of regularly scheduled statewide workshops in English and Spanish can be found on DWC's Web site at www.dwc.ca.gov. In the left navigation pane, click on “Know my rights” under the “I want to” section. Spanish-speaking workers can access the "Más información en  español" link under "Injured Worker" in the "Information just for you" section.  

 Injured workers can also call 1-800-736-7401 to find the seminar near them and hear other recorded information. To go directly to seminar locations in Spanish, workers should press 2 after dialing the 800 number. English-speaking workers should call 1-800-736-7401 and press 7, then 7 again for seminar details.

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