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November 1, 2010 En español

Division of Workers' Compensation to conduct next Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in Santa Rosa this Wednesday

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will conduct the next free Spanish-language seminar on workers’ compensation benefits this Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 6-8 p.m. The seminar will take place at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Hall at 1351 Maple Avenue.

“At the height of the harvest season in this region, it’s good timing for us to talk to workers in the agriculture industry about rights in the workplace should they get hurt on the job,” said DWC acting Administrative Director Carrie Nevans. “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.”

At the seminar employees will receive information on medical treatment, disability payments, returning to work after an injury and resolving a dispute over a claim. Following the presentations, DWC representatives will answer questions from attendees. The seminar will take place:

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Hall - Judge's Chambers
1351 Maple Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA

A listing of regularly scheduled seminar 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 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.