Workers' Compensation ADR Program
California Statewide

Workers' Compensation Committee

The USW / TIMEC WCC Workers' Compensation ADR Program is based on a collectively bargained agreement between the United Steel Workers and Transfield Services, Inc. (TIMEC).

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

Medical Care

Your alternative dispute resolution (ADR) 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.

USW / TIMEC is 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.

ADR Ombudsman

You may find helpful information by viewing answers to frequently asked questions. However, please feel free to contact the ADR 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.