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Definition of Division of Workers Compensation

The Division of Workers' Compensation, or DWC, is a state agency that oversees and administers the workers' compensation system of that state. It is the place to turn to for information and assistance concerning workers' compensation, especially if you are a worker who has sustained a work-related injury or illness. In some states like California, it is a division inside of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). In Florida, the Division of Workers' Compensation is a part of the Department of Financial Services. In Texas, it is a division of the Texas Department of Insurance.

The Division of Workers' Compensation administers the programs that provide services to all stake holders, which includes workers who have been injured on the job or who have been exposed to occupational disease that arises out of and in the course of employment. It has the responsibility of making sure that an injured worker gets the benefits they are entitled to under the workers' compensation laws of that state. If you are having trouble getting the workers' compensation benefits that you believe you are entitled to, your state's Division of Workers Compensation should be able to assist you.

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