Office locations

At the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s (DWC) 22 district offices plus satellites located around the state, sometimes called WCABs, employers, injured workers and others receive judicial services to assist in the prompt and fair resolution of disputes that sometimes arise from workers' compensation claims. Local district offices are a major part of the workers' compensation court system, where judges make decisions about cases.

Most offices have information and assistance (I&A) officers on staff, who provide a variety of services to injured workers, employers and others. A primary duty of I&A officers is to help injured workers who don't have attorneys navigate the workers’ compensation system. Call 1-800-736-7401 for recorded information from I&A staff 24 hours a day, or contact a local office during business hours to reach a live person.

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Office Closure Information

All Division of Workers’ Compensation district offices are open, with the following exception:

  • Eureka office closed until further notice

Judges' Conference Lines Updated  May 26, 2020

Alternative filing during COVID-19

  • In light of the continued state of emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to facilitate other methods of filing in line with the newslines issued on April 3 and April 28, and pursuant to the WCAB’s en banc order issued on April 6, documents subject to a statutory time limit may be sent by e-mail directly to the district offices pursuant to AD Rule 10205.7(c) where the filing party could not otherwise e-file, JET file or file the document by mail. Refer to the district office page for e-mail and other contact information.

Interrupted Services

  • Refer to the April 28 newsline for detailed information regarding services starting May 4. 
  • Disability Evaluation Unit continues to accept consultative and summary rating requests by mail or efiling. Commutation calculation requests can be requested by mail.
  • Open for essential services only:
    • DWC Medical Unit
    • Return-to-Work Supplement Program
    • Uninsured Employers Benefit Trust Fund
    • Legal Unit
    • Subsequent Injuries Benefit Trust Fund

Updated May 27

Anaheim - AHM Oxnard -OXN San Francisco - SFO
Bakersfield - BAK Pomona - POM San Jose - SJO
Eureka - EUR
* Satellite office
Redding - RDG San Luis Obispo - SLO
Fresno - FRE Riverside - RIV Santa Ana - ANA
Long Beach - LBO Sacramento - SAC Santa Barbara - SBA
* Satellite office
Los Angeles - LAO Salinas - SAL Santa Rosa - SRO
Marina del Rey - MDR San Bernardino - SBR Stockton - STK
Oakland - OAK San Diego - SDO Van Nuys - VNO

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April 2020