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Paralegal: 6. Workers compensation

library resources

Workers compensation books

The  CC Library Catalog is the gateway to all information resources located in the CC Library.  Use keywords to search for the appropriate materials.  Some examples:

Workers' compensation
Employee benefits, 
Benefits legislation, 
Deferred compensation

Book titles to look for:

  • California workers' compensation handbook : a practical guide to the Workers' Compensation Law of California/  Stanford Herlick​ 2014 KFC 592 Lawshelf only. .
  • California Workers Compensation survival manual/ Thomas Ledgerwood
    Pub info: Word Assoc. 2014. KFC 592 Z9 L434 Lawshelf and stacks


California Workers' Compensation Act provides an example of a comprehensive state compensation program. It is applicable to most employers. The statute limits the liability of the employer and fellow employees. California also requires employers to obtain insurance to cover potential workers' compensation claims and sets up a fund for claims that employers have illegally failed to insure against.

 Division of workers compensation (DWC) monitors the administration of workers' compensation claims, and provides administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection with claims for workers' compensation benefits.