California’s workers’ compensation system protects employees who are injured on the job by replacing lost wages while they recover. The Division of Workers’ Compensation in the California Department of Industrial Relations (www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/dwc_home_page.htm) administers the law.

The system works as a no-fault guarantee. Employees who can show they were hurt while working are entitled to a portion of their earnings and paid medical care for the injuries suffered. They needn’t prove that their employer was negligent. In exchange for the no-fault guarantee, workers can’t sue for negligence to collect far more than just lost wages and medical payments.

Caution: California’s posting requirements on workers’ comp are among the strictest in the nation. Employers must display a poster in a conspicuous place at the work site that shows their insurance carrier and detailed instructions for reporting and treating workplace inju...(register to read more)

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