Workers’ Compensation in California: A Guidebook for Injured Workers

Workers’ Compensation in California: A Guidebook for Injured Workers

This guidebook gives an overview of the California workers’ compensation system. It is meant to help workers with job injuries understand their basic legal rights, the steps to take to request workers’ compensation benefits, and where to seek further information and help if necessary.

Introduction How to Use This Guidebook

Chapter 1 The Basics of Workers’ Compensation
Chapter 2 After You Get Hurt on the Job
Chapter 3 Medical Care
Chapter 4 Resolving Problems with Medical Care and Medical Reports
Chapter 5 Temporary Disability Benefits
Chapter 6 Working for Your Employer after Injury
Chapter 7 Permanent Disability Benefits
Chapter 8 Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits
Chapter 9 Return-to-Work Supplement Program
Chapter 10 For More Information and Help
Questions & Answers about State Information & Assistance Services
Questions & Answers about Attorneys
Appendix A Important Laws and Regulations
Appendix B Glossary


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