Kirkland Law of California
Workers Compensation Benefits
Workers' comp can provide the following benefits:
Medical care — Workers' compensation will pay for medical care up to $10,000. Your employer must authorize this money within one day of receiving your written claim form.
Temporary disability benefits — Temporary disability benefits provide money to make up for your lost wages during the time of recovery from your injury. If your claim is accepted by the insurance carrier, the weekly benefit rate will be two-thirds of your average weekly wage.
Permanent disability benefits — If you can't return to work at all, permanent disability benefits can make it possible for you to keep paying the bills.
Job retraining — If you are not able to return to your former job, but you can do a different job, you may need to learn new job skills. Workers' compensation will provide "supplemental job displacement" or "vocational rehabilitation" benefits to help you get retrained.
Death benefits — If the primary wage earner in your family died, you can seek death benefits to make up for the income your family has lost.
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