One of your fundamental rights under California workers’ compensation law is to know your rights under California workers’ compensation law. This means that before you sustain a Chico workplace injury or illness—in fact, as an aspect of the hiring process—you must be provided with the information you’ll need in case an injury or illness occurs.
The Workers’ Compensation Poster
Either at the point you are hired or by the end of your first pay period with a new employer, you should be given a pamphlet explaining general information about workers’ compensation law. For more specific information about your employers’ insurance provider and policy, look for the workers’ compensation notice, which should be posted somewhere easily accessible to all employees, such as the staff break room or restroom.
The notice is created by the state and should be available in both English and Spanish. It provides the following information:
- A description of workers’ compensation benefits.
- What steps you should take if you sustain a workplace injury or illness.
- Contact information for your employer’s Medical Provider Network (if applicable).
- Details about your employer’s insurance provider, including the policy expiration date.
- Contact information for your employer’s claims administrator.
- Contact information for the nearest State Division of Workers’ Compensation Information & Assistance Officer in case you have any questions or concerns.
If your employer hasn’t appropriately posted the notice, they could be fined up to $7,000.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the workers’ compensation claim process? Schedule a no-cost case review with a skilled Shasta workers' compensation attorney today. Call the Ledgerwood Law Group at 888-761-7383. Also request our FREE and informative book, The Northern California Workers’ Compensation Survival Manual.
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