Calif. Division of Workers’ Comp Holds First Spanish-Language Workshop for Injured Workers

September 20, 2005

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will conduct its first Spanish-language workshop for injured workers on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

At this free, one-hour workshop, injured workers will learn about their right to medical treatment, disability payments, returning to work after an injury and resolving a disagreement over a claim. The workshop consists of a structured presentation followed by a question and answer session and is presented by the DWC Information and Assistance Unit.

Date & time
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2005
6 – 7 a.m.

Employment Development Department office
301 Heber Avenue @ 3rd Street
Calexico, Calif.

* Injured workers can call 1-800-736-7401 and press 2 to get workshop and other workers’ compensation information;
* Flyers for the workshop can be downloaded in English and Spanish from Click on the link that says, “Injured on the job? Need to know your rights?” at the top of the page.

While English-language workshops are held monthly at 23 local DWC offices, the Calexico workshop is the first in a series of quarterly Spanish-language workshops that will be held in various locations around the state. Spanish-language workshop locations and times will be chosen based on what’s convenient for workers in that area.

Calexico was selected to host the first Spanish-language workshop because thousands of monolingual Spanish-speaking farm workers pass through the city every day.

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