Resources

There are many links related to workers’ compensation; we chose the ones related to our practice areas. This list contains the ones that are most frequented and useful.

California Workers’ Compensation Links

California Department of Industrial Relations -This state site provides portals to various departments such as:

California Labor Code -This site has the complete set of California labor code statutes.

Official California Legislative Information This site houses information up to the current session year. It has a searchable feature for both California bills and codes.

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California This is a link to the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB), a private, nonprofit association of insurance companies licensed to transact workers’ compensation insurance in the state of California. On this site, you can find information regarding workers’ compensation insurance companies doing business in California including their coverage periods for specific employers.

Federal Links

DOL Benefits Review Board Decisions Links to published and unpublished decisions issued by the Benefits Review Board from 1986 through the Board’s current release date.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs administers four major disability compensation programs. It provides portals to access benefit guides, notices, resource links, laws, regulations and procedures in additions to other useful information.

Longshore links

http://www.admiraltylawguide.com/ – The Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide includes over 1,500 annotated links to admiralty law resources on the Internet and a growing database of admiralty case digests, opinions and international maritime conventions.

Equasis – Equasis collects information on ships from both public and private sources and makes it available to registered users of its website. Examples of information it provides are: Identities of shipowners, insurers, P & I Clubs, certification, inspection records, and vessel statistics.

Maritime Law Association of the United States – Founded in 1899, the Maritime Law Association of the United States is a professional organization that focuses on recent developments and improvements in maritime law.

The Longshore Institute – Extensive source of information and publications concerning; the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and its extensions.

The National Vessel Documentation Center – The National Vessel Documentation Center website provides information on documented vessels, vessel title history, and how to document a vessel with the United States Coast Guard. It also provides an on-line portal for ordering abstracts of title, certified copies of

http://www.VesselTracker.com/app – VesselTracker shows you the vessel location once you enter the vessel name, its callsign, or other identification.

Association and Industry Links

Insurance Education Association (IEA) – The Insurance Educational Association (IEA) is not-for-profit provider of professional education in the western United States that focuses on insurance continuing education programs.

California Self-Insurers Association – CSIA is for California businesses that choose to self insure their workers’ compensation liabilities. This site has information on membership, news, events and links related to self insurance.

RIMS, the risk management society™ – RIMS is an organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management. The risk management society, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities. In addition to work comp they focus all areas of risk.

Foodservice Industry Risk Management Association – FIRMA is a trade association that provides risk management support exclusively for Risk, Claims, and Safety Professionals in the Restaurant, Food Production, Retail, and Hospitality industries.

http://ccwcworkcomp.org/ – This organization focuses on advocacy. Their site has information on membership, latest news & publications, annual conference and other resources that affect the California’s Workers’ Compensation environment.

https://www.wci360.com/ – The Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI) is a nonprofit educational organization. In addition to education, the site has information on claims, insurance, legal and medical updates and risk management.

https://www.workcompcentral.com/ – Website is focused on workerscompensation news, information, research, tools, education and training to the industry.

http://www.workcompwire.com/ – WorkCompWire is a hub for news and information affecting the Workers’ Compensation industry.