FAQ's - WORKERS' COMPENSATION
The following are commonly asked questions about Workers' Compensation:
What is workers' compensation?
It is insurance that your employer is required by law to carry to help you in case you are injured on the job or become ill due to your job.
What is a workers' compensation injury?
Any injury or illness that occurs due to employment is considered a workers' compensation injury. Under workers' compensation law, you will receive help if you injured no matter who was at fault.
Is workers' compensation the same as State Disability?
No. Workers' compensation is only for injuries or illnesses that occur due to employment. State Disability is for injuries or illnesses that are not work-related and is handled by the Employment Development Department.
How does this affect my own health insurance?
Workers' compensation is separate from personal health care insurance. Workers' compensation insurance covers work-related injuries and illnesses. There is no deductible all approved medical bill will be paid. It is important to let the treating doctor know if your injury is work-related.
If I'm injured do I have to file a claim form?
Yes. As soon as you can after your injury, tell your supervisor that you have been hurt. Your employer will provide you with a claim form on which you must describe your injury and how, when, and where it occurred. Return the completed form to your employer, who will send it to us. We will then get in touch with you to explain the benefits you will be receiving.
When should I ask for help?
If you have questions about your claim, seek help immediately, from either your supervisor or the Campus Workers’ Compensation Coordinator at (310) 243-3771.
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