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ATTORNEYS, ASSOCIATIONS AND SERVICES

California State Bar / Find Attorney / Check Status
http://members.calbar.ca.gov/search/member.aspx

San Fernando Valley Bar Association
www.sfvba.org

Abarr, Maurice
www.california-work-injury.com/

Anti-SLAPP
www.casp.net/

Appellate Counselor www Resources
www.appellate-counsellor.com

Attorney Associations – Assoc. of Trial Lawyer of America
www.atlanet.org/

Attorney Associations – Workers’ Comp National
www.wilg.org/

Attorney Services – Get records – You’re here already !!!
www.getrecords.com/

Attorney’s Tool Box – Randy B. Singer, Esq.
www.macattorney.com/tools.html

Calif. Applicant’s Attorney Assoc. CAAA (great organization)
See summer convention topics and schedule
Find a WC Attorney by Zip Code
www.caaa.org/

CAAA Links
www.caaa.org/links/default.asp?pageid=1

Defense attorney’s association –workers’ compensation
www.cwcdaa.org/

Goldstein – Has Forms In Word Format
www.ggmmlaw.com/

Heggeness and Sweet
www.heggenessandsweet.com/

Jon L. Gelman – WC Attorney in NJ
www.gelmans.com/

LawMoose Minesota 
www.lawmoose.com/

Marjory Harris
www.workerscompensationcalifornia.com/

Mullen & Filippi
www.mulfil.com/


CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT

Attorney General opinions
http://ag.ca.gov/opinions

U. S. Department of Labor
http://www.dol.gov/

Office of the Attorney General
State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) site. see LC 4453, 4659
www.caag.state.ca.us

Cal-OSHA
http://www.cal-osha.com

California Government – Home Page
www.ca.gov

California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation
www.dir.ca.gov/CHSWC/

Consumer Affairs Department - California
www.dca.ca.gov

Copyright Office – online forms to copyright a document
www.loc.gov/copyright

Department of Insurance (Find a company and Agent)
www.insurance.ca.gov

DMV
www.dmv.ca.gov


EDD
www.edd.ca.gov

EDD - How to file a claim
www.edd.ca.gov/fleclaimdi.htm

Labor Standards Enforcement
www.dir.ca.gov/DLSE/

Sites for all state licensing departments
http://www2.dca.ca.gov/pls/wllpub/wllquery$.startup

EEOC – How to File a Claim etc
www.eeoc.gov/charge

Find Employment
www.caljobs.ca.gov/

Find Contractor’s License
www2.cslb.ca.gov/CSLB_LIBRARY/License+Request.asp

Forms - LegalDocs
www.legaldocs.com/

Franchise Tax Board – California
www.ftb.ca.gov/

Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders
www.dir.ca.gov/IWC/WageOrderIndustries.htm

Labor Board - California
www.dir.ca.gov/DLSE/

OSHA
www.osha.gov

OSHA - Public Safety Search
www.dir.ca.gov/samples/search/query.htm

Secretary of State – California
www.ss.ca.gov/

CARVE-OUT

List of WC Carve-out programs in California
www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/carveout.html

COMPUTERS

Law Office Technology Network
www.lotn.com/

Date Recovery from Computer
www.forensics.com
www.ontrack.com
www.eedinc.com

Magazine
www.pcworld.com

Internet Tools for Lawyers
www.netlawtools.com/

MicroLaw
www.microlaw.com/

CORPORATION

Find Correct Name and Agent for Service of Process
http://kepler.ss.ca.gov/

Find Company
www.ussearch.com/consumer/cwf?action=getcriteria&&pid=3053&type=1&fc=red&TID=0&adID=8010007101&sourceid=&adsource=17
Business Management Articles
http://www.brint.com/

Investment Information on Corporations
www.corporateinformation.com/

COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Find Fictitious Name – Los Angeles County
http://regrec.co.la.ca.us/clerk/FBN_Search.cfm

Find Fictitious Name – Orange County
http://cr.ocgov.com/fbn/index.asp

Orange – Birth/Death Certificates

http://www.ocgov.com/recorder/VitProc.htm

Orange - Custodian of Records
www.ochealthinfo.com/custrecords.htm

Los Angeles – Birth/Death Certificates
http://lavote.net/recorder/BD_Request.cfm

LA County FBN Search
http://lavote.net/clerk/FBN_search.cfm

LA County Forms FBN, grant deed, power of attorney, homestead etc.
http://lacounty.info/Subportal/forms/forms.htm

Alameda property ownership
www.co.alameda.ca.us

Santa Clara Country Records
www.sccgov.org/site

COURTS - CALIFORNIA

Activity of a case on appeal - search for case
http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov/

Forms Judicial Council
www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms/

Los Angeles Superior
www.lasuperiorcourt.org/

Opinions – California
www.courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/opinions.cgi

Opinions – California Supreme Court
www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/supreme/

Rules Court
www.courtinfo.ca.gov/rules/

San Diego Superior
www.sandiego.courts.ca.gov/superior/

COURTS- FEDERAL

Home Page and Links
www.uscourts.gov/

Ninth Circuit
www.ce9.uscourts.gov/

District Court - Northern
www.cand.uscourts.gov/

COURT REPORTERS

Bertha Miranda
Miranda Court Reporters, Inc.
3717 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Email: bertha@mirandacsr.com
www.mirandacsr.com

DISCOVERY

Web based discovery
http://californiadiscovery.findlaw.com/Internet_Discovery.htm

DOCTORS

American Board of Vocational Experts
http://www.abve.net/directory.asp

Chiropractor
www.chiro.ca.gov

Bronshvag
www.bronshvagmd.com

Find Doctor –Medical Board – California
www.docboard.org
www.abms.org/newsearch.asp

Find Doctor – Member of BlueShield
www.blueshieldca.com/

Find Doctor – Member of CSIMS by geographical area
www.advocal.com/csims/

Find Doctor – QME List
www.dir.ca.gov/databases/dwc/qmestartnew.asp

Find Psychologist
www.psychboard.ca.gov

Find Doctor, Podiatric, LVN license information
www.docboard.org

QME evaluators
www.medlegaleval.com

SCIF MedFinder to find a doctor
www.geoaccess.com/SCIF/po/begin.asp

Therapists
www.dca.ca.gov
www.ptb.ca.gov

Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians
www.bvnpt.ca.gov/License_Verification.asp

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT (WEB)

Online document storage
www.TheOfficeVault.com

EDUCATION

Education – CEB
www.ceb.ucop.edu/

UC Berkeley Labor Center
www.iir.berkeley.edu

EMPLOYERS

San Bernardino site to find the fictitious business name for a company.
This is a useful site when it comes to serving a special notice of lawsuit and finding an
address for a company.
www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/acr/RecSearch.htm

State Contractor's License Board Search
www.cslb.ca.gov/CSLB_LIBRARY/Personnel+Request.asp

EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE

National Guidelines, MEDLINE by PubMed and the Best Practice of Medicine—
Professional Reference. There are many other similar services at no cost to the user.
www.merckmedicus.com

The Cochrane Collaboration and Library (www.cochrane.org) which consists of a
regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
You can browse and search abstracts of review free of charge at www.cochrane.org/reviews/clibintro.htm

The National Guideline Clearinghouse, a public resource for evidence-based clinical
practice guidelines at www.guideline.gov

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

ADA
www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/
http://trace.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/search.pl?newsearch=yes&page=1&results=0&query=ADA&documents=0&listLength=10

Family Medical Leave Act Advisor
www.dol.gov/elaws/fmla.htm

Forms – Bankruptcy
www.uscourts.gov/bankform/index.html

Government – Federal – Gov Printing Office – Search Page
www.access.gpo.gov/

Leave – US Office of Personnel Management
www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.htm

Motor Vehicle – National Hwy Trans. Safety Admin - Recalls
www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/

OSHA - US
www.osha.gov/

National Guideline Clearinghouse.
http://guidelines.gov/

Social Security
www.ssa.gov/
www.ssas.com/

Social Security - Forms
www.ssa.gov/online/forms.html

U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics
State Average Weekly Wage
http://data.bls.gov/labjava/outside.jsp?survey=ew

Workers’ Compensation – Federal
www.dol.gov/

FORMS PROGRAM

Med-Legal, Inc. Free Forms Program (you're here already!)
Customers of Med-Legal can simply call us and get this program (800) 244-3495

Workers’ Comp Forms Legal Solutions from West Group
http://west.thomson.com/store/Default.asp?cookie%5Ftest=1

INSURANCE

Adjusters - Third Party Administrators (TPA)
www.dir.ca.gov/SIP/TPA-Roster.pdf

Insurance Department - California
www.insurance.ca.gov/

CIGA web site
www.caiga.org/home.html

Self-insured employers
www.dir.ca.gov/SIP/PrivateRoster.pdf

Third Party Administrators and Self-insured Employers
www.dir.ca.gov/sip/sip.html

Coverage for Employers from WCIRB - form
http://www.wcirbonline.org/index2.asp?section=6&subsection=0

WCIRB
www.wcirbonline.org/

INTERPRETERS

California State Hearing and Medical Interpreter Lookup page
http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/InterpreterListing

California Courts Interpreter Lookup page
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/programs/courtinterpreters/master.cfm

INVESTIGATION & SECURITY SERVICES

Security and Investigative Services - Verify a License
www2.dca.ca.gov/pls/wllpub/wllquery$.startup

LAW

Cases
http://www.lawsource.com/also/usa.cgi?ca
http://www.verdictsearch.com/
http://www.cwcrwitt.com/

Codes and Constitution - California
www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html
www.leginfo.ca.gov/const.html

California Workers' Compensation Reporter
http://www.cwcrwitt.com/

DIR Benefits Guidelines and Voc. Rehab Guidelines
http://www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/dwcrep.htm

Central (good site)
http://www.lawcentral.com/

Find Law
http://www.findlaw.com/
http://www.legalethics.com/

Internal Revenue Code
www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title26/title26.html

Labor Code
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/

Legislature Bills – California
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html

Legislative Intent and History
http://www.legintent.com/
http://www.lrihistory.com/
http://www.lhclearinghouse.com/

OSHA – standards - searchable
http://www.dir.ca.gov/samples/search/query.htm

WCAB decisions
http://www.dir.ca.gov/wcab/wcab_dars.htm

US Code & CFR -  GPO Index
www.access.gpo.gov/index.html

CFR Search
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-retrieve.html#page1

CFR - Browse
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html#page1

Federal Register
http://www.access.gpo.gov/fr/index.html

LIFE EXPECTANCY

2001 Life Expectancy
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr52/nvsr52_14.pdf

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS

MSDS Search Nat’l Repository
http://www.msdssearch.com
 

MEDICAL


Anatomy
http://www.innerbody.com/

Cochrane Collaboration
http://www.cochrane.org

Medical Associations
http://californiahia.org/
http://news.chcf.org/

Medical Board – California
http://www.medbd.ca.gov/

American Board of Medical Specialties
http://www.abms.org/login.asp

Medical Information
www.cdc.gov/nchs/products.htm
http://health.discovery.com/
www.drkoop.com/
www.drugstore.com/
www.healthandage.com/
www.medicinenet.com/script/main/hp.asp
www.medline.com/
www.mdchoice.com/
www.onhealth.com/
www.orthoguide.com/orthopedics/
www.oxygen.com/health/
www.pain.com/
www.webmd.com/
www.psychcentral.com/
www.stress.com/
www.med-legal.net/

AMA CPT codes
www.ama-assn.org/

Dr. Edel (good site)
www.healthcentral.com/home/home.cfm

Drug search/side effects
www.rxlist.com/

Calculators (good site)
http://www.healthatoz.com/

University of Missouri Health Care
http://www.muhealth.org/

Harvard Med – brain atlas
www.Med.Harvard.edu/AANLIB

iVillage
http://www.allhealth.com/

Literature search
http://www.webmedlit.com/parking.php?domain_name=webmedlit.com

Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.com/

Medscape (good site)
http://www.medscape.com/

Merck Manual and more
www.merck.com/pubs/mmaul/

Neuroscienses Canadian
www.medi-fax.com

Ortho Database (good site)
www.worldortho.com/

Psych
http://www.forensic-psych.com/

Spine
www.spine-health.com

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
http://www.tellmeabouttos.com/

Virtual Hospital
http://www.vh.org/

Wheeless’ Textbook of Orthopedics
www.wheelessOn Line.com/

MEDICAL TREATMENT GUIDELINES – SCIENTIFIC MEDICAL EVIDENCE

Physician Guidelines for Prescribing Pain Medication
http://www.mbc.ca.gov/pain_guidlines.html

MEDICAL FEE SCHEDULE

http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/OMFS9904.htm

MEDICAL PROVIDER NETWORKS (MPN)

State approved Medical Provider networks
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/MPN/DWC_MPN_Main.html

Med-Legal’s MPN Lookup Tool
http://www.getmedlegal.com/people/mpnsearch.aspx

MEDICARE / MEDICAID

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/

PERSONAL INJURY

http://www.personalinjurylawyer.com/
Find an Personal Injury Attorney in your area that specializes in personal injury cases. Including Slip and Fall Injury, Boat Accidents, Head & Brain Injury and Mental Suffering.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE DISABILITY

Jane H Oatman
Faunce, Singer, Oatman & Woodson
315 N. Vine Street
FALLBROOK, CA 92028
voice: (800) 874-2284   fax: (760) 451-7388
http://www.public-pensions.com

QME

California QME Database Search page
http://www.dir.ca.gov/databases/dwc/qmestartnew.asp

RATING PROGRAMS

Med-Legal, Inc. FREE WC Calculator program (you're here already!)
Customers of Med-Legal can simply call us and get this program (800) 244-3495

Workers’ Comp Rating & Claims Admin Programs - Top Rate /Gen Source
http://www.gensourcecorp.com

REFERENCE

Med-Legal Reference books and programs
Customers of Med-Legal may receive a FREE copy of our WC Quick Reference book, Tables book, and searchable/printable CD containing the Labor Code, Regulations, Rating Guidelines, and others. Call us at (800) 244-3495 for your free copies today.

Accounting and Finance Information
http://www.quicken.com/
www.moneycentral.msn.com

Books and More
http://www.nolo.com/

Cal OSHA Reporter
http://www.cal-osha.com/

Employment Background Services
http://www.employment-screening.com/

Expert Witness Directory
http://www.claims.com/

Property information for any property in LA County,
including square footage.
http://www.lacountyassessor.com/extranet/Overview/overview.aspx


US Census
http://www.census.gov/

Resources for the WC Professional
www.workinjury.com/index.htm

SBA Business Advisor
http://www.business.gov/

Library State – California
www.library.ca.gov

US Dept of Commerce
http://www.ntis.gov/index.asp

Unclaimed Money or Property
www.sco.ca.gov/

Vital Statistics – Center for Disease Control
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/nvsr/nvsr.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/nvsr/48/lifetables98.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr48/nvs48_18.pdf

Union AFL-CIO
http://www.calaborfed.org/

REGULATIONS SEARCHABLE

http://ccr.oal.ca.gov/

Regulations – Title 8 – workers’ comp - searchable
http://www.dir.ca.gov/samples/search/querydwc.htm

SEARCH THE INTERNET

Alta Vista
http://www.altavista.com/

Excite
http://www.excite.com/

Google
http://www.google.com/

Links (good site)
http://www.ipl.org/ref/RR

Yahoo
http://www.yahoo.com/

SEARCH PERSON OR COMPANY

Find Insurance company
http://interactive.web.insurance.ca.gov/webuser/idb_co_list$.startup

Search for Corporation in Oregon
http://www.filinginoregon.com/

Find any person or entity
http://www.zabasearch.com
http://www.yellowpages.com
http://www.phonedisc.com

SOCIAL SECURITY

Get Social Security Earnings
http://www.ssa.gov/

Social Security Representative Fee Petition
http://www.ssa.gov/representation/

SSI Law and Regulations
http://www.ssa.gov/notices/supplemental-security-income/law-regs-finder.htm#top

Reporting of workers' compensation claim to medicare
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/WorkersCompAgencyServices/03_reportingwc.asp

Medicare information for attorneys
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/cobgeneralinformation/03_contactingthecobcontractor.asp

National Association of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives
www.nosscr.org

Pamphlet to give to client:
How Worker's Compensation And Other Disability Payments May Affect Your Benefits
www.ssa.gov/pubs/10018.html

Social Security Advisor Service
www.ssas.com

Social Security Benefit Calculator
www.ssa.gov/planners/calculators.htm

STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS

John Pinto, Structured Financial Associates
www.sfainc.com


Summit Settlement Services
www.settlementpartners.com/summit.html


TREATMENT, DURATION AND DISABILITY GUIDELINES

Official Disability Guidelines
www.odg-disability.com/

National Guideline Clearinghouse
www.guidelines.gov/

TRAVEL EXPENSES

WC Medical and Medical-Legal Travel Expenses
www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/dwc_newslines/Newsline_02-01.html

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

New PDRS regulations
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/dwcpropregs/PDRSRegs.htm

DIR Forums
http://www.dir.ca.gov/WCJudicial.htm

CSIMS
www.advocal.com/csims

Disability Evaluation Unit – Addresses
www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/DEU.html

Div. of Workers’ Compensation DWC – home
www.dir.ca.gov/

DWC and WCAB Names and Addresses (good site)
www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/dir2.htm

DWC – search
www.dir.ca.gov/samples/search/querydwc.htm

DWC – Forms
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/forms.html

DWC EAMS – Representative’s Office Search
http://www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/EAMS/EAMS-LC/EAMSReps.asp

DWC EAMS – Claims Administrator’s Office Search
http://www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/EAMS/EAMS-LC/EAMSClaimsAdmins.asp

DWC Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS)
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/eams/eams-lc/EAMS_ClaimsAdmins_Reps.htm

Find regulations for S&W violations
www.dir.ca.gov/samples/search/query.htm

Home modification for disabled - resources
http://www.homemods.org/

Quarterly – Workers’ Compensation State Bar Section – index
http://www.calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_generic.jsp?sImagePath=Workers-Comp-Section.gif&sCategoryPath=/Home/Attorney%20Resources/Sections/Workers%20Compensation&sFileType=HTML&sCatHtmlPath=html/Workers-Comp_Home-Page.html

Medical Fee Schedule (Official)
www.dir.ca.gov/t8/ch4_5sb1a5_5.html

New PTP regulations
www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/DWCPropRegs/PTPRegs.html

Rating Manual – Schedule for Rating Permanent Disabilities April 1997
www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/PDR.pdf

Reporter – Workers’ Comp – index online (great source)
www.cwcrwitt.com/

UEF/SIF
www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/claims.html

UEF/SIF - How to Properly Obtain Jurisdiction Over an Uninsured Employer in
Workers' Compensation Cases
www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/uefcomp.pdf

Vocational Rehabilitation – Rehab Unit Admin. Guidelines
www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/RUGuide.html

WCAB Commissioners
www.dir.ca.gov/wcab/wcab_board.htm

Workers’ Compensation Institute
http://www.cwci.org/

Workers’ Compensation Judges- Conference of California
http://ccwcj.org/6/ubb.x?cdra=Y&s=9746057821

WCAB EN BANC DECISIONS (including Kunz decision)
http://www.dir.ca.gov/WCAB/wcab_enbanc.htm

WCAB Policy and Procedure Manual
http://www.dir.ca.gov/WCAB/WCAB_Policy_ProcedureManual/WCABPolicy_ProcedureIndex.html

WC SOFTWARE

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Email: Appell@AppellSoftWare.com

Tritek
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