What benefits does workers’ compensation pay?

May 15, 2023
By Glauber Berenson Vego

Workers’ compensation pays medical expenses, temporary disability, and other benefits for most injuries and illnesses that occur on the job or due to employment. If you are injured or become ill while carrying out any activities that benefit your employer, you are eligible for benefits. These benefits include any and all medical costs related to your injuries, such as emergency medical treatment, hospital bills, medications, homecare services, and transportation to and from medical appointments. Workers’ compensation also pays both temporary and permanent partial disability, and total disability when appropriate. California workers’ compensation provides life pension payments for eligible individuals, as well as vocational retraining vouchers and death benefits.