When you get injured on the job, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to pay for your expenses while you’re out of work. If you’ve recently gotten injured or are afraid you could get injured in the future, here is some more information on how workers’ comp benefits are decided in California.
Workers’ Comp in California
In the state of California, you can receive two-thirds of your pretax gross wages with workers’ comp. There is a minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rate; in 2021, the minimum is $203.44 per week and the maximum is $1,356.31 per week. Keep in mind that if you work for a company that has a disability leave with pay program, you could receive the rest of your wages through your employer.
What to Do If You Get Injured on the Job
If you get injured on the job, then you should report the injury to your supervisor right away and get a copy of the report in writing. Then, go to the hospital for treatment and make sure you follow your doctor’s treatment plan. Otherwise, it may look like you aren’t taking your injury seriously or it isn’t that severe to begin with.
You’ll need to file a formal workers’ comp claim with your employer as soon as possible and get a copy of that as well. You will then hear back about your claim and find out if you’re going to receive benefits. If at any point you need assistance, you can always hire a lawyer to help you.
Contacting Timmons, Tichy & Associates, Inc.
If you’ve been injured on the job in California, then contact the personal injury attorneys Timmons, Tichy & Associates, Inc. at (916) 444-0321 for a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.