Workers’ Compensation Claim Form (DWC 1 Form)
A DWC1 form is the workers’ compensation claim form and the first step in the workers’ compensation process. Submitting a DWC1 form is the official declaration stating you have been injured at work. Many people believe a doctor’s visit creates a claim for their workers’ compensation case, but this is not true. After notifying your employer you have been injured, they should provide you with the DWC1 form. Visit Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, P.C. if you need help filling out a DWC1 form.
What can you do?
After signing, you will return the form to your employer who will complete the second half of the form, sections ten through eighteen. Many times, your employer will complete their portion of the form before they give it to you. However, if they do not give you the form at all, this could be a cause for concern. You can click here to download the DWC1 form or contact a Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorney who will help you fill out the form.
Return the form to your employer either in person or by certified mail, as soon as possible. Don’t forget to keep a copy of the form for your records. Filing a claim as quickly as possible is extremely important as a timely submission can affect the benefits you may receive. Once your employer fills out their section of the form, he/she submits it to the insurance company who has 14 days to send you a letter detailing the status of the claim. Contact Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, P.C. today if you need help filling out a DWC1 form.