Workers Compensation Benefits on Accepted Cases in California
Introduction to 5 basic benefits in California Workers Compensation Accepted Cases
When will i hear whether my case is accepted or denied?You should hear whether your claim is accepted or denied from your employer or its claims administrator within 90 days from the date the claim form is given to your employer. If you do not, your injury will be presumed to be covered.
What benefits am I entitled to?Workers' compensation insurance provides five basic benefits:
1) Medical care
2) Temporary disability (TD) benefits
3) Permanent disability (PD) benefits
4) Supplemental job displacement (SJDB) benefits
5) Death benefits
Medical CarePaid for by your employer to help you recover from an injury or illness caused by work
Temporary disability (TD) benefitsPayments if you lose wages because your injury prevents you from doing your usual job while recovering
Permanent disability (PD) benefitsPayments if you don't recover completely
Supplemental job displacement (SJDB) benefits(if your date of injury is in 2004 or later): Vouchers to help pay for retraining or skill enhancement if you don't recover completely and don't return to work for your employer
Death benefitsPayments to the spouse, children or other dependents if a worker dies from a job injury or illness.