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External Workers' Compensation Process for OOS Employees in California


In the event of an on-the-job injury or illness occurring in the State of California, please follow the below steps in order.
  • Step 1:  Report the injury or illness to your supervisor immediately. Initially, you may seek treatment with a medical provider of your choosing.

  • Step 2:  Document your injury or illness as soon as possible by choosing one of the following options: 
    • If you work for an agency that reports an injury, illness or near miss using the Workday system, logon to Workday. Select Report a Safety Incident within the Workday Safety application.

    • If your agency has not established an injury, illness or near miss reporting process or you are unaware of the process, please click on this hyperlink. Select Submit a New Risk Management Request, fill-in the fields on the form and select  Out-of-State Safety Incident Report under the Type of Request drop down menu, then submit the form.

  • Step 3: Please complete the Workers’ Compensation Claim Form (DWC 1) & Notice of Potential Eligibility ( form immediately and send a copy to DAS Risk Management.

  • Step 4:  File a claim with the appropriate insurance carrier. Your claim will be managed by Zurich, our out of state insurance provider.  You should expect a call from Zurich after the claim is filed. Please work with Zurich and provide them with any needed information during the life of your claim. 
Review the Workers’ Compensation in California A Guidebook for Injured Workers to help familiarize yourself with the claims process.

For any questions or concerns please reach out to DAS Risk Management 

Mailing address:
     PO Box 12009
     Salem, Oregon 97309
Phone: 503-373-7475
Fax: 503-373-7337​