Handle your California workers' compensation claim and maximize your benefits! From industrial injuries to carpal tunnel syndrome, more than a million Californians a year suffer job-related injuries or illness. For many, receiving compensation can be a nightmare, since recent laws give employers and insurance companies far greater rights and employees fewer medical benefits. California Workers' Comp shows you how to handle a California workers' compensation claim from start to finish. With this plain-English guide, you'll learn how to work with your insurance company to receive the medical treatment and benefits you deserve. Find out how to: file a claim protect your legal rights receive the medical care you need get the benefits you're entitled to deal with uncooperative employers, doctors and insurance agencies negotiate a settlement present your case before a judge Turn to California Workers' Comp to get the benefits you're entitled to. This complete guide can help you whether you're handling your own claim or filing on a minor or other's behalf. The 8th edition is completely updated to cover significant changes in the area of permanent disability ratings, along with recent updates to the Labor Code and other workers' comp laws. Plus, read a new chapter with information tailored to computer users with repetitive strain injuries.