If you have been injured on the job in California then it is likely important that you know what types of benefits are available to you. Workers compensation in California is set up to provide aid to employees and their families if an injury, illness, or in drastic cases a death occurs while someone is on the job. Essentially there are five different categories that workers compensation is split into; the following is a brief overview of the five so that you can assess what you may be eligible for.
For those that have missed more than three days or work but are not expected to be permanently disabled from a work place injury temporary disability might be the best option. This type of workers compensation will pay out 2/3 of what your regular paycheck would on a bi-annual basis.
If you are disabled permanently as the result of an injury, then you are eligible to receive permanent disability compensation. This is more complex and will be based upon your previous wages, injury date, and what the rating of your disability is. These benefits will continue for life.
In the case that you are not unable to work but need to seek medical attention as the result of a workplace injury or illness you can apply for medical workers compensation which will pay for all medical expenses and travel expenses that are while traveling to see your doctor.
Next up is supplemental job displacement which pays for training for an individual that is injured on a job and now must be retrained so that they can hold a different type of job. The amount that you receive for training will depend on the extent of your disability.
Finally, in the case of a death on the job workers compensation provides for the family of the injured employee by offering death benefits.