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Workers' Compensation

California’s Workers' compensation program is designed to provide you with the medical treatment you need to recover from your work related injury, partially replace the wages you lose while you are recovering, and help you return to work.

Make sure your supervisor is notified of your injury as soon as possible. If you don’t report your injury within 30 days, you could lose your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

Benefits available to the injured worker:

Medical Care.

Paid for by your employer, to help you recover from an injury or illness caused by work. This includes doctor visits and other treatment services, tests, medicines, equipment and travel costs reasonably necessary to treat your injury.

Temporary Disability Benefits.

Payments if you lose wages because your injury prevents you from doing your usual job while recovering.

Permanent Disability Benefits.

Payments if you don’t recover completely and your injury causes a permanent loss of physical or mental function.

Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit.

A voucher to help pay for retraining or skill enhancement if you are eligible to receive permanent disability benefits, your employer doesn’t offer you work, and you don’t return to work for your employer. This benefit is available for workers injured in 2004 or after.

Death Benefits.

Payments to your spouse, children, or other dependents if you die from a job injury or illness.