When Your Job Makes You Worse

Workers start new jobs every day with pre-existing conditions like past injuries or health challenges like heart disease, or diabetes....

Getting the Medical Treatment You Need

When a workers’ compensation claim is filed after a work injury, you may be entitled to medical treatment. If the physician requests medical treatment, the claims administrator may decide to refer the treatment request to a utilization review (UR) co...

A System Strangled By Complexity

The workers' compensation system was intended to be easy for injured workers to use. In fact, when originally enacted in California, the State Constitution provided in 1917 that the workers’ compensation system to accomplish substantial justice in al...