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How Can I Search My WCAB Info?

You’ve joined your workers’ comp case, but now what? Where do you go to get all of the information needed to gain knowledge about the case? The DIR provides a pubic search tool in EAMS that can give you all of the existing information about a case.

Getting Started

Before you can get information, you will need to do three things required by the DIR:

  1. Identify yourself (First and last name, e-mail address)
  2. State the reason for making the request (i.e. case information search, lien search)
  3. Not disclose the information to any person who is not entitled to it

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What to Do After I’ve Identified Myself:

Now the fun begins! You can now start searching your case information.

If you do not have all of the information about the injured worker, there is no need to worry! The minimum search criteria is the EAMS case reference number (ERN) or injured worker name. You can even do a partial name search.

If you have the date of birth, city, and ZIP code of the injured worker along with their first and last name, you may use that to refine the search even further.

Search results are limited to 50 except body part codes, active participants and events.

What Kind of Information Will I Get?

The search criteria will give you:

  • Case information
  • Hearing information
  • Body part and description of body part
  • Active case participants
  • Case events

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The case search only provides information related to cases in the Adjudication Unit (ADJ). Do note that after 10 minutes of inactivity you will be timed out and will need to re-enter all of the information again.

It is important to keep in mind that this is not a “real time” search. All information is refreshed nightly which means that it will be one day behind. Also, data will not be in the system unless it is entered either by external users or staff at DWC district offices.

Now that you have all of this information, you are ready to start searching your case information!

Good luck and happy case searching!

If you need any further information, please visit:
https://eams.dwc.ca.gov/WebEnhancement/

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