Risk Management has multiple client responsibilities.
It serves all County departments as an internal service
agency within the County. However, its broader customer
responsibility is to the taxpayer and ratepayer funding
each department. The reason for this broader customer
base is that the funds provided to each department should
support the cost containment and compliance with legal
mandates promoting an economical and legal operation.
Additionally, each program has its unique clients. Those
clients are noted within the service description in each
Q. How do I file a Workers' Compensation
This office provides these benefits only to County employees
and others who have been specifically designated by law
or action of the Board of Supervisors. This is not a program
open to the general public. If you are not a County employee
and have been injured at your employment, contact your
employer for assistance. If unsure, call the Office of
Risk Management reception (714) 285-5500 and ask to speak
with staff in the Workers’ Compensation Program.
Staff will assist you in determining your potential eligibility
for these services and provide the correct forms and resources.
Q. How do I file a claim for damage
to my property or injury to myself which I believe was
caused by an action of the County or its employee?
A.Click here to access the Liability
Claim Form and complete as instructed. If you do not
have the ability to print the form, call the Office of
Risk Management at (714) 285-5500 and request that a “Verified
Claim Form” is sent to you. The instructions for
completing and filing this claim form will be mailed to
you at the address that you specify, or sent to you by
fax, if you so request.