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.
EAMS better serves injured workers and employers by reducing the tedious nature of the workers comp field. EAMS is also ecofriendly as it reduces the amount of physical paper used to keep track of these cases and reduces the space needed to keep those papers.
There are three filing methods through EAMS. For large-volume and third party filers JET File is used, however smaller filers e-forms are used. These two methods are done electronically and thus are the fastest way to file in EAMS. OCR paper forms can be used, though they are a much slower method when compared to the electronic counterparts.
The information on workers’ compensation cases is public information and streamlines the flow of information through the workers’ compensation court system. Anyone who requests information through the EAMS public search tool is responsible for ensuring the information is not used for purposes other than those allowed by law.
The following information is returned on a search:
- Case information:
- Case number
- Date of injury
- Assigned judge
- Archived indicator
- DEU indicator (informational only)
- Injured worker first and last name
- Case location (venue)
- Hearing information:
- Next hearing date and time (only provided if a hearing is scheduled in the future)
- Hearing type
- Hearing location
- Hearing judge
- Driver case (if the case is a companion)
- Body part and description of body part
- Active case participants:
- Participant name
- Participant role
- Participant address (address is not provided for injured worker)
- Case events:
- General description
- Detailed description
- Event date
More information can be found about EAMs, Jet filing, and workers comp from our source http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/eams/eams.htm.