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What is the ER required to provide the EE when a WC injury occurs? California

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  • What is the ER required to provide the EE when a WC injury occurs? California


    I was hoping someone could please let me know what an employer is required to provide to an employee when they are injured on the job?

    We already provide a DWC 1 form right away, however on the DWC 1 form it states "you should also have received a pamphlet from your employer describing workers' compensation benefits and the procedures to obtain them."

    Can anyone tell me what pamphlet this is referring to? Where can I obtain a copy of this pamphlet? Is there anything else an employer is legally required to provide employees for workers' comp injuries?

    Thank you.

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      There is info for employERs here, including publications, forms and how to contact an Information and Assistance officer at the WCAB.

      There is more to it that handing an employEE a pamphlet.
      You should, to protect the ER, notify all EE's at hire how to file a DWC-1 First Report of Injury/claim when there is injury. And/Or when there is knowledge of a MPN/Medical Provider Network in place.
      Your comp carrier should be providing you with much of this information and materials. There should be the mandated posters in the general workplace.

      The biggest cause for the ER/IC to lose control of the medical in a claim is failure to provide the advance directives. If you fail in providing the form, or MPN info timely, the IW may select a Dr/PTP...Primary Treating Physician of their choice. You cannot then compel the IW to move into an MPN.
      More medical treatment info is here with additional Fact Sheets for Employers.


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