Workers’ Compensation, Workers Compensation or Worker Compensation Workers’ Comp, Workmans’ Comp, Workmens’ Compensation. The system provides compensation  benefits for industrial injury, injuries, illnesses.  They are also called  workplace accidents or injuries; or occupational injury, injuries, or illnesses.

The system prevents employer from discrimination or discriminating against the injured workers.  This includes Labor Code Section 132a or 132(a).

In California, Workers’ Compensation is administered through the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board or WCAB or W.C.A.B and is guided by the Labor Code and attorney or attorneys, lawyer or lawyers are allowed to represent disabled workers.

Unions: AFL-CIO, SEIU International, AFSCME, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees,  CSEA, IATSE, IBEW, Teamsters, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, UAW, United Auto Workers, CWA, Communications Workers of America, Sheet Workers International Association, UFCW, United Food and Commercial Workers, UTU, United Transportation Union International

Major unions involved with workers’ compensation are Communication Workers’ of America,  C.W.A., CWA (Locals 9000, 9400, 9505, 9510, 9586 ) ; United Transportation Union, U.T.U., UTU, Teamsters, Service Employees International Union, S.E.I.U., SEIU (Locals 399, 347, 660); American Federation of State County Municipal Employees  (?????) A.F.S.C.M.E., AFSCME, ; CSEA  ; United Auto Workers, U.A.W.,  UAW; Amalgamated Transportation Union; (A.T.U., ATU)

Major employees Pacific Bell, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, L.A.C.M.T.A., LACMTA, Foothill Transit, Laidlaw GTE, Lucent, Hughes, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, Kaiser, S.C.P.M.G. , Police, Boeing, Fire and Safety, County of Ventura.