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September 30, 2009

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Division of Workers' Compensation offers next Spanish-language seminar in Santa Ana

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will conduct a free Spanish-language seminar on workers’ compensation in Southern California.  This is the next Spanish-language seminar in the quarterly series held every year and will take place Thursday, October 15 in Santa Ana. 

“Over the past year, our emphasis has been on combining outreach efforts with community partners to increase our presence statewide. The continuous commercial growth in Santa Ana and the surrounding region offers us an opportunity to significantly increase those efforts,” said DWC acting Deputy Administrative Director Carrie Nevans. “It is particularly important during these economic challenges that folks know their rights and where to get help if those rights are not protected.”

Employees will receive information on medical treatment, disability payments, returning to work after an injury and resolving a disagreement over a workers’ comp claim. They will also be able to get assistance, in Spanish, with their individual cases. The workshop will take place:

Thursday, October 15, 2009
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
El Salvador Centro Comunitario
1825 W. Civic Center Drive
Santa Ana, CA

The program consists of a short presentation followed by a question and answers session, and is hosted 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.

A listing of regularly scheduled workshop days, times and locations in English and Spanish can be found on DWC's Web site at “". In the left navigation pane, click on “know my rights” under the “I want to” section. Spanish-speaking workers can scroll down the main navigation pane to the “En español” link above the “What’s new” section. 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 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 workshop details.