Office locations

At the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s (DWC) 22 district offices plus satellites located around the state, sometimes called WCABs, employers, injured workers and others receive judicial services to assist in the prompt and fair resolution of disputes that sometimes arise from workers' compensation claims. Local district offices are a major part of the workers' compensation court system, where judges make decisions about cases.

Most offices have information and assistance (I&A) officers on staff, who provide a variety of services to injured workers, employers and others. A primary duty of I&A officers is to help injured workers who don't have attorneys navigate the workers’ compensation system. Call 1-800-736-7401 for recorded information from I&A staff 24 hours a day, or contact a local office during business hours to reach a live person.



All Division of Workers’ Compensation district offices are open. Per DWC’s September 1, 2021, newsline, as of October 1, 2021, trials, lien trials, expedited hearings, and SAU trials will resume in person at all DWC district offices.

DWC will continue to telephonically hear all mandatory settlement conferences, priority conferences, status conferences, SAU conferences, and lien conferences via the individually assigned judges’ conference lines.

Walk-throughs will continue in the Lifesize walkthrough courtrooms until further notice.

If you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19 including fever, cough, shortness of breath, or if you are feeling ill, please do not come to a DWC office. You may contact your attorney or email the district office. Refer to the district office page for email and other contact information.

The Eureka office is permanently online as of July 1. All hearings are held by conference call.

Alternative filing during COVID-19

  • In light of the continued state of emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to facilitate other methods of filing in line with the newslines issued on April 3 and April 28, and pursuant to the WCAB’s en banc order issued on April 6, documents subject to a statutory time limit may be sent by e-mail directly to the district offices pursuant to AD Rule 10205.7(c) where the filing party could not otherwise e-file, JET file or file the document by mail. Refer to the district office page for e-mail and other contact information.

Updated September 30

Anaheim - AHM Oxnard -OXN San Francisco - SFO
Bakersfield - BAK Pomona - POM San Jose - SJO
Eureka - EUR
* Virtual office
Redding - RDG San Luis Obispo - SLO
Fresno - FRE Riverside - RIV Santa Ana - ANA
Long Beach - LBO Sacramento - SAC Santa Barbara - SBA
* Satellite office
Los Angeles - LAO Salinas - SAL Santa Rosa - SRO
Marina del Rey - MDR San Bernardino - SBR Stockton - STK
Oakland - OAK San Diego - SDO Van Nuys - VNO

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September 2021