Sheet Metal Workers

Workers' Compensation ADR Program
California Statewide

Labor Management Safety Oversight Committee

The CAL SMACNA / SMWIA LMSOC Workers' Compensation ADR Program is overseen by the CAL SMACNA / SMWIA Labor Management Safety Oversight Committee (LMSOC). The LMSOC is comprised of a balanced board of union and management members, similar to the union health and welfare and pension plans.

Among other things, the LMSOC approves the lists of doctors and other vendors which can provide services to injured SMWIA members. The LMSOC hires the ombudsman, mediators, and arbitrators to assist in answering injured workers' questions and resolve disputes.

Medical Care

Your program is designed to deliver high quality medical care and other workers' compensation benefits much faster, providing access to an impartial expert for information on issues that pertain to resolving your workers' compensation claim. It is our aim that claims are resolved and problems are solved without resort to lengthy and costly litigation.

The LMSOC board members are very concerned you obtain benefits which you are entitled and that you receive the quality medical care which will assist in returning you to your employment at the earliest possible time.

The Ombudsman

You may find helpful information by viewing answers to frequently asked questions. However, please feel free to contact the Ombudsman if you have any questions regarding your Workers' Compensation ADR Program, your medical services, or what you may need to do to help resolve your claim.