DWC Posts Workers’ Compensation Fact Sheets, Claim Form in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted on its website fact sheets and claim forms for injured workers in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese. The documents were previously only available in English and Spanish.

The fact sheets include questions and answers regarding temporary and permanent disability, qualified medical evaluators and agreed medical evaluators, utilization review, and the Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund. The DWC 1 claim form, which workers file with employers, has also been translated.

The translations were produced pursuant to AB 438, which requires DWC to make available workers’ compensation information in the four specified languages.

DWC began translating materials well before the January 2018 deadline required by the bill, and additional materials are in progress. Among them are the application for the Return-to-Work Supplement Program, the Supplemental Job Displacement Non-Transferable Voucher and a glossary of terms relevant to workers’ compensation.

The translated forms and guides can be found on DWC’s website.

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) monitors the administration of workers’ compensation claims, and provides administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection with claims for benefits.

Source: Department of Industrial Relations