SELECTED INDICATORS IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: A REPORT CARD FOR CALIFORNIANS
The following chart shows the average number of penalty citations per audit subject each year and the average dollar amount per penalty citation.
Unpaid Compensation Due To Employees
Audits identify claim files where injured workers were owed unpaid compensation.
The administrator is required to pay these employees within 15 days after receipt of a notice advising the administrator of the amount due, unless a written request for a conference is filed within 7 days of receipt of the audit report. When employees due unpaid compensation cannot be located, the unpaid compensation is payable by the administrator to the WCARF. In these instances, application by an employee can be made to the DWC for payment of monies deposited by administrators into this fund.
The following chart depicts the average number of claims per audit where unpaid compensation was found and the average dollar amount of compensation due per claim.