California Workers' Comp Advice

California employees who get injured at work are entitled to benefits from workers' compensation, an insurance program that pays for your medical bills and lost wages while you're recovering. The free advice and resources below break down the workers' comp process so you can focus on getting better and getting on with your life.

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Your Guide to California Workers' Comp in 2024

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

After a workplace injury, workers’ compensation insurance will replace some of your wages and cover the cost of medical care while you recover.

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Your 2024 Guide to California Workers’ Comp Settlements

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

Workers’ compensation is designed to help employees after a workplace injury, but managing your claim can become a headache if you need to fight the insurance company to get the medical care and lost wages coverage that you deserve

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California Workers' Comp Settlement Charts: 2021-2024

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

There are several workers' compensation settlement charts and they're confusing to follow. Here's how you'll be compensated, at any stage of your claim.

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9 Costs That Lower Your California Workers’ Comp Settlement

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

California state law has some ways to make sure you don't end up owing more money than you should from your workers' comp settlement.

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How to File for Workers' Comp in California in 2024

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

When you get hurt or sick at work, you can qualify for California workers’ compensation, a program that pays for medical bills and lost wages while you recover.

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Form DWC 1 Explained: What It Is & How To Fill It Out

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

If you suffered a work-related injury, there are several steps you have to take before you can receive the medical bills and lost wage payments you’re entitled to.

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How Much Does a California Workers' Comp Lawyer Cost?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

As you navigate the workers’ comp process, a lawyer can help whether you have an issue or just need guidance.

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When Does California Workers' Comp Start Paying Lost Wages?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

If you’re injured on the job and need to miss work time while you recover, California workers’ compensation benefits will pay you for at least some of your lost wages.

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How Long Can You Be on Workers' Comp in California?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

For most people, California workers’ comp benefits last up to 104 weeks (two years) from the date of your injury.

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Can You Work While on Workers' Comp in California?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

Dealing with a workplace illness or injury is stressful enough, but you also need to think about making ends meet since California workers’ comp benefits are only worth up to two-thirds of your prior wage.

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What Does California Workers' Comp Cover?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that covers employees when they get injured or sick on the job.

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Who Qualifies for Workers' Compensation in California?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

In California, employees who get hurt or sick on the job can get worker’s compensation to cover their lost wages and medical bills as they recover.

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