The Workers’ Compensation Research manual is being made available to the public on the Division of Workers’ Compensation website. As the document is routinely updated, you should make note of the version date, which is located in the footer of the document. The document is comprised of an introduction and sixteen chapters covering the major points of workers' compensation law.
Click here to download the MS Word version
Click here to download the PDF version
DOWNLOADING AND VIEWING THE DOCUMENT- MS WORD™ VERSION :
If you are using Internet Explorer when downloading from the Division’s website, you may be prompted with a File Download box asking if you want to "Save" or "Open". It is recommended that you save first before viewing the document.
To Save, click on the “Save” button and then identify where you want the file to be saved. After the file has been downloaded, you should click on the “Open” button.
To View the document directly from the Internet, select “Open”. The document will appear within your Browser window. Note: If you are using MS Word and you click on any of the hyper-linked cases from within the document, you will be taken out of the WC Research Book and into the Lexis-Nexis website. You may also be prompted to “Save Changes”. Hit “No”. If you want to return to the WC Research Book from the case in Lexis, you will have to use your Browser “Back” Button. To avoid this, you should simply Save the document to your hard-drive and then open it from there.
However, if you are using Netscape (version 7.01) or Mozilla Firefox, you may be prompted with a Download Manager box asking if you want to Save or Open (recommended). Click on Open and then select “Microsoft Word”.
The Workers’ Compensation Research manual has links to the actual case text within the Lexis-Nexis database. You can only use this feature if you are a subscriber to the Lexis-Nexis service. If you want to view a particular case, simply click on the hyper-linked case name. If you want to view the Shepard’s page for that case, click on the link called “Shepardize”. You may be prompted to enter your Lexis ID/password information. After entering your account information, you will be directed to the case of interest. Consider keeping your Lexis-Nexis session open to avoid having to enter your password information repeatedly each time you wish to look up a case from the Research Manual.
USING THE "FIND" FEATURE IN MICROSOFT WORD™
If you want to search for a particular word or a phrase in the document, go to your tool bar located at the top of your screen and click on “Edit” and then scroll down to “Find”. The “Find and Replace” dialogue box will appear. Type in the search term (a specific word or a phrase) in the “Find What” field and then hit the “Find Next” button. You can continue clicking on the “Find Next" button until you have found the text or section of interest. Click “Cancel” to close the box.
USING THE "FIND" FEATURE IN ADOBE READER
If you want to search for a particular word or a phrase in the document, go to your tool bar located at the top of your screen and click on “Edit” and then scroll down to “Find”. Type in the search term (a specific word or a phrase) in the field and then select the “Find Next” button. You can continue clicking on the “Find Next" button until you have found the text or section of interest. Click “Cancel” to close the box.