Bulletin No. 78-06
December 28, 2006

State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in Marysville

The California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) will conduct a free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in Marysville on Jan. 10. The seminar is set up for employees that have recently filed a workers' compensation claim with their employer, but any worker can benefit from attending and anyone can attend.

"Every employee in California has the right to medical treatment if they get hurt on the job," said DWC acting Administrative Director Carrie Nevans. "We're reaching into Spanish-speaking communities around the state to help ensure workers know where to get assistance they may need with a workers' compensation claim."

At the seminar employees will receive information on medical treatment, disability payments, returning to work after an injury and resolving a disagreement over a claim. The workshop will take place in Marysville on:

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007
6-7 p.m.
Yuba County One Stop Center
Beckworth Room
1114 Yuba Street
Marysville CA

The one-hour program includes a presentation followed by a question and answer session, and is conducted by the DWC Information and Assistance Unit. The Information and Assistance Unit plays a major role in resolving disagreements over workers' compensation benefits and is the state's main information source for injured workers.

The DWC conducts English-language seminars for injured workers on a monthly basis at each of its 24 local offices. A listing of workshop days, times and locations in English and Spanish can be found on DWC's Web site at www.dir.ca.gov/dwc. Click on the link that says, "Injured on the job? Need to know your rights?" Injured workers can also call 1-800-736-7401 to find the workshop near them and hear other recorded information. To go directly to workshop locations in English, callers should press 7, then 7 again, then 1 after dialing the 800 number. Spanish-speaking workers may call 1-800-736-7401 and press 2 for details.

The division also provides free workshop posters in English and Spanish to community based organizations, employers, medical providers and others who'd like to post them. Call 510.286.7076 for more information