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California Workers' Compensation Laws
Overall, the California Workers' Compensation system is an important safety net for employees who are injured or become ill due to their job. It provides them the financial support to recover and return to work while protecting employers from personal injury lawsuits and other legal actions.
California Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault system, meaning employees are entitled to compensation regardless of who caused the injury or illness. Even if the employee's negligence caused the injury, they are still eligible for benefits; if the employer's negligence caused the injury, the employee remains qualified. The system is funded by employers, who are legally required to carry workers' compensation insurance and provide a safe work environment. They must also post information about workers' compensation in a visible location in the workplace. When they fail, they must report work-related injuries or illnesses to their insurance carrier within a specified period. California Worker's Compensation covers most employees in California, including full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers. It also covers both legal and illegal workers.
However, there are some exceptions to workers' compensation coverage:
- Workers' compensation does not cover Independent contractors
- Business owners, partners, and sole proprietors are not automatically covered, but they can choose to include themselves in their coverage
Failure to provide coverage can result in the following:
- Legal penalties
- Criminal charges