What Benefits Am I Entitled to as an Injured Worker in California?
Injured employees need to be protected against the impacts of on-the-job injuries. In the state of California, the type of compensation you receive will depend on factors including:
- Temporary Disability
- Permanent Disability
Temporary disability benefits are the most common type of workers’ compensation that injured employees receive. These benefits are divided into two separate categories:
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD) – covers the period of time needed to heal from an injury.
- Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) – indicates that an employee can continue to perform limited work despite their injury.
When you work during your recovery but not to the full extent that you worked before your injury, your eligibility for either TTD or TPD will be based on work restrictions provided by your doctor.
A permanent disability prevents an individual from earning income and joining the workforce. To be eligible for permanent disability benefits, you must be determined 100% disabled. The seriousness of the injury will ultimately determine the amount of settlement you receive. The extent of your injuries, whether you can return to work, and how you incurred your injuries are additional factors that can potentially influence the final settlement of your case.