EAMS Public Search Tool
EAMS is a computer-based case management system that simplified and improved the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) case management process. EAMS went live for internal users-DWC and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board employees at DWC administration and district offices-Aug. 25, 2008. Since then, external users also now have access to case information online. The information on workers’ compensation adjudication cases provided through this search function is public information.
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There are three different filing methods on EAMS. They are JET File, E-Forms, and OCR forms. Jet File and E-Forms are filed electronically, while OCR Forms are filed manually. JET File and E-Forms are the faster options because they are done electronically. Knowing the similarities between JET Files and E-Forms begs the question, what are the differences between JET Files and E-Forms.
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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.
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If you’re still filing your California work comp liens through paper or EAMS, here’s why you should consider JetFile.
When the Division of Workers’ Compensation introduced JetFile in 2011, the clouds had parted and light beamed down for all power-filers in the workers’ comp industry. Goodbye, reams and stacks of paper. So long, pages upon pages of EAMS e-forms. With JetFile and with the right vendor, filing workers’ comp court forms became a lightning quick process through JetFile, rather than a step-by-step-by-step-by-step process through paper or EAMS.
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We here at DWC Exchange would like to thank all attendees of our Take the Work out of Workers’ Comp webinar, which we had on Wednesday August 26th. For those of you that couldn’t attend or missed part of the webinar on key workers’ comp issues and topics, we are doing a brief overview as this week’s blog.
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EAMS is a computer based system that improved the DWC case management process in resolving claims more easily, in improving the task of scheduling and managing court calendars, and in converting paper files into secure electronic files, reducing the need for physical storage space at local DWC offices and the State Records Center.
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