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Information about the public information case search function

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General information
Search criteria
Return criteria

General information

The information on workers’ compensation adjudication cases provided through this search function is public information. This search function provides access to information that helps move cases through the workers’ compensation court system efficiently.

Each person who requests information through this search function is responsible for ensuring the information is not used for purposes other than those allowed by law.

The law requires that people requesting access to public information:

  • Identify themselves
  • State the reason for making the request
  • Not disclose the information to any person who is not entitled to it under Labor Code section 138.7.

The residence addresses of injured workers and Social Security numbers are confidential and are not disclosed by the Division of Workers’ Compensation. No documents are available through this search function. Requests for documents should be made following the guidelines for access to public records.

If the reason for requesting access to this public information is related to pre-employment screening, the requestor must follow the guidelines for access to public records.

The search function only provides information related to cases in the Adjudication Unit (ADJ). The search does not provide information on Disability Evaluation Unit (DEU) cases or Retraining and Return to Work Unit (RRTW or RSU) cases.

Users will be timed out after 10 minutes of inactivity. If a user is timed out, he/she will need to re-enter their information in the requestor information capture page.

This is not a “real time” search. The data is refreshed nightly and is, therefore, one day behind. It is also important to note that data will not be in the system unless it is entered either by external users or staff at DWC district offices.

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Search criteria

Requestors can search on all cases, including archived cases. If the case is archived the archived box will be checked on the general case information screen. If a Disability Evaluation Unit (DEU) case exists, the DEU box will be checked on the general case information screen. This is for informational purposes only—no DEU information is provided through this search.

Other criteria include:

  • Minimum search criteria is the EAMS case reference number or injured worker name
  • Partial name search is allowed
  • Date of birth, city, and ZIP code can be used with injured worker first and last name to refine search
  • Search result will be limited to 50 except body part codes, active participants and events.

Since search results are limited to 50 it is best to be as specific as possible when searching. If the EAMS case number is not known, but the legacy case number is known, the EAMS and legacy case number lookup tool can be used to find the EAMS case number.

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Return criteria

The following information is returned on a search:

  • Case information:
    • Case number
    • Date of injury
    • Assigned judge
    • Archived indicator
    • DEU indicator (informational only)
    • Injured worker first and last name
    • Employer(s)
    • Case location (venue)
  • Hearing information:
    • Next hearing date and time (only provided if a hearing is scheduled in the future)
    • Hearing type
    • Hearing location
    • Hearing judge
    • Driver case (if the case is a companion)
  • Body part and description of body part
  • Active case participants:
    • Participant name
    • Participant role
    • Participant address (address is not provided for injured worker)
  • Case events*:
    • General description
    • Detailed description
    • Event date

*Case events are only returned if events have taken place in the case. Not all case events are provided through this search. The events provided were determined through discussions with system users and were chosen because of their significance to the parties. Only case events that have taken place within the last six months are displayed, except for the filing of the application for adjudication of claim and the filing of a closing document.

Full listing of case events returned through this search: Excel image version

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December 2010