he Hawai'i Injured Workers Association (HIWA) advocates a responsible, ethical and supportive environment for Hawai'i's most valuable resource, our workers. HIWA strives to make our workplaces safer through education, legislation, and improved monitoring and enforcement of workplace safety.
After injury, workers must be treated respectfully. Every effort must be made to allow workers to recover so they can adequately provide for themselves and their families. Workers should expeditiously receive recommended medical care, compensation for lost wages, permanent disability, and disfigurement, as well as vocational rehabilitation services that attempt to assure a pre-injury standard of living.
Long Term Goals:
DISCLAIMER: This article is intended to provide guidance on some of the legal entitlements under the WC process (by no means exhaustive) and should not be used as legal advice on the handling of a workers compensation claim. Contact the State of Hawai’i, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Disability Compensation Division, or the Labor and Industrial Appeals Board, or the union, or retain an attorney for legal advice, as appropriate, because each claim is different. This website is intended for educational and informational purposes only. We expressly disclaim any responsibility for actions taken or not taken based on information on this website. The information is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. The content is general and may not reflect current developments and is subject to change without notice.