Every year thousands of California employees suffer work-related injuries. Workers' Compensation is an insurance system. Like most states, California has a workers' compensation system to compensate employees for accidental injuries occurring in the workplace. Workers' compensation benefits primarily cover accidental injuries. Injuries are accidental if they happen unexpectedly, without design or plan.
The benefits available to workers include permanent or temporary total disability, permanent or temporary partial disability, and medical and related expenses. Workers' compensation entitles an employee to all reasonable and necessary medical care related to the injury.
Workers' Compensation is a program that is set up to pay for the expenses incurred in the event you are injured at work while performing your regular job duties. You will be sent to a doctor that is enrolled in a program and your expenses will be paid for. In the event your injury prevents you from working, you will receive a portion of your regular pay.
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