DWC is an abbreviation for Division of Workers’ Compensation. Each state has its own DWC, or Division of Workers' Compensation, and its own names for workers’ compensation programs, so it can be a little confusing. For instance, California’s DWC goes by the name Division of Workers’ Compensation and is administered through the Department of Industrial Relations, while Kentucky administers the Department of Workers’ Claims through the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.
Although the names may differ, each WC system has the same functions and purpose. DWCs administer workers’ compensation laws, resolve disputes, assist injured workers, and provide information about the systems and how workers can gain access.back