{"disaster service worker ":"any person registered with an accredited disaster counci or with the California Emergency Management Agency for the purpose of engaging in disaster service without compensation."}
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Law Number

19 CCR 2573.3

Summary Title

Workers' Compensation: Disaster Service Worker Volunteer


A disaster service worker volunteer who is injured or killed while providing their services is entitled to workers' compensation.

Full Title

Workers' Compensation Claims

Full Text

Claim Packages. Workers' compensation claims for injuries/illnesses sustained by disaster service worker volunteers while performing disaster service, shall be filed under the same authorities and guidelines as claims filed by paid employees. The claim shall include: (a) the appropriate claim and employer's report of injury/illness forms as prescribed by the State Compensation Insurance Fund; (b) a written narrative account of the incident that may include witness statements; and, (c) a copy of the claimant's current disaster service worker volunteer registration form indicating the loyalty oath or affirmation was administered. (d) If injury due to a training activity, the claim shall also include: (1) a copy of a training document verifying the disaster service worker volunteer's participation, and (2) a copy of the written pre-authorization of the training activity by the accredited disaster council or its designee.