Q: I was injured at work and I do not see a notice posted anywhere about Workers’ Compensation. Isn't there supposed to be a notice posted with the information?
A:Yes. Your employer must post the "Notice to Employees" poster in a conspicuous place at the place of work. This poster is to provide you with information on workers' compensation coverage and where to get medical care for work injuries, if you have not pre-designated a place for treatment at the time of hire. Failure to post this notice is a misdemeanor that can result in a civil penalty of up to $7,000 per violation. Furthermore, failure to post this notice can extend the period for filing a workers' compensation action, which normally must be filed with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board within one year of the date an employee knew, or should have known when he/she suffered an industrial injury.