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Officially organized on November 4, 2004 as Hawaii Injured Workers Association when over 50 concerned citizens of the state met, drafted and approved a charter. The now Hawai'i Injured Workers Association (HIWA) was formed on the example of parallel organizations across the U.S. and Canada. Like its many sister organizations, HIWA was formed to give voice to the many people and groups who feel they and the injured workers they support are being abused and victimized by a growing political agenda that has lost concern and compassion for the real victims of industrial injury, the workers.

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A hearing on SB859 is scheduled for tomorrow at 9:00 AM.  We urgently need to hear from injured workers.  Do you believe that if you had been able to bring someone as a chaperone it would have helped their Worker Compensation case.  Please email your response to info@hiwahawaii.org or sound out on our Facebook page, either way we desperately need to hear from you before tomorrow’s hearing.

Feb 17 2017

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WORK COMP 101

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Important information for any physician, medical provider, medical staff and other medical providers, medical staff, nurse case managers, workers’ compensation payors and others involved in getting injured workers back to work.

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Feb 08 2017

A new Department of Labor report says cuts to state workers’ comp systems have left injured workers with inadequate benefits and raises the specter of federal oversight. The findings echo those of a ProPublica and NPR investigation last year.

THOMAS PEREZ LABOR SECRETARY

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Nov 25 2016

The Hawai’i Injured Workers Association (HIWA) sponsored a educational workshop on April 30th.


Guest speakers included; physiatrist Linda J. Rowan, M.D., who discussed medical issues that occur in work comp cases, attorney Douglas Moore, Esq., who did a fantastic job of discussing legal issues related to work comp cases and a special mahalo to former KITV anchorman, journalist, and injured worker, Dick Allgire.

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Read More On NPR's Workers' Comp Investigation

  • Injured Workers Suffer As 'Reforms' Limit Workers' Compensation Benefits +

    Dennis Whedbee, 52, lost half of his left arm in a drilling accident in North Read More
  • As Workers' Comp Varies From State To State, Workers Pay The Price +

    Jeremy Lewis lost his left arm during a work-related incident while working at Pilgrim's Pride Read More
  • Federal Regulators Link Workers' Comp Failures To Income Inequality +

    A few hours after ProPublica and NPR issued the first in a series of reports about workers' compensation "reforms" Read More
  • 'Grand Bargain' In Workers' Comp Unravels, Harming Injured Workers Further +

    Joel Ramirez climbs back into his wheelchair with the help of Francisco Guardado, a home Read More
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Work Comp FAQs

  • How do I file a Work Comp claim? +

    The Basics If you believe you were injured at work or suffer from an illness Read More
  • Workers' Compensation for Employees +

    WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR WC BENEFITS? Most employees who suffer from any injury or illness, Read More
  • Who is required to provide Work Comp coverage? +

    Any employer, other than those excluded below, having one or more employees, full-time or part-time, Read More
  • What are my benefits? +

    What does workers' compensation pay for? Workers' compensation includes medical benefits; wage loss replacement benefits Read More
  • Know your rights! +

    Worker's Compensation, sometimes referred to as "Workman's Compensation" or "Worker's Comp", is the name given Read More
  • What should I do if injured at work? +

    If you are injured at work, immediately report the accident to your employer and seek Read More
  • What types of Worker Compensation is available in Hawaii for injured workers +

    Here's a list of the various types of Worker Compensation available to Hawaii's injured workers; TTD, Read More
  • From whom can I obtain medical treatment? +

    You may obtain medical treatment from a physician of your choice. However, you may be Read More
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