The District Council of Ironworkers of the State of California and Vicinity and its affiliated Local Unions have entered into an agreement with their signatory employers to establish a Workers' Compensation Program that will provide additional benefits, procedures and services to Ironworkers working in California who have been involved in a workplace injury. The Program will be administered by the same Trustees who represent you on your Health & Welfare, Pension and other Trust Funds.
The Ironworkers Worker's Compensation Program does not totally replace the normal state system. In addition to the rights you have under the current California system, the Ironworker's program will include the following additional benefits:
Injured workers will receive 10% of the weekly temporary benefits from the insurance carrier
Injured workers can contact a union program representative to help answer questions
Injured workers will be treated by authorized, board certified medical providers
An independent case nurse will be available to answer your medical questions
Resolution of claim disputes through a special mediation and arbitration process using arbitrators and mediators selected by the Trustees
You have the right to seek the advice of an attorney at all times throughout this process