Today, the California workers' compensation law provides a faster, fairer way to take care of injured workers. This job-injury insurance is paid for by the employer and supervised by the state. If you can't work due to a job-related injury or illness, workers' compensation pays your medical bills and provides money to live on until you can return to work.
All City Employees are protected by workers' compensation.
The California workers' compensation law guarantees you three kinds of benefits:
- Medical treatment to cure the injury...and no deductibles.
- Tax-free payments to help replace lost wages while you're temporarily disabled. The City has a salary continuance benefit for the its employees. Additional payments are made if the injury results in a permanent disability or death.
- Rehabilitation services necessary to get you back to work. The amount of the payments, and when and how they're paid, are part of state law. Only the state Legislature can change the amounts.
The Workers' Compensation laws and benefits are subject to yearly change, please contact the Human Resources, Workers' Compensation Division with questions at (951) 826-5559.
Anyone who knowingly files or assists in the filing of a false workers' compensation claim may be fined up to $50,000 and sent to prison for up to five years (Insurance Code section 1871.4).