California Compensation Laws

Waiting Periods

Waiting period for indemnity (loss wages)
3 days
Retroactive Period
14 days

Minimum and Maximum Indemnity Benefits

Weekly PPD Min/Max Benefits
$160.00 / $290.00
Weekly PTD Min/Max Benefits
$175.88 / $1,172.63
Weekly TTD Min/Max Benefits
$175.88 / $1,172.63
Weekly TPD Min/Max Benefits
$175.88 / $1,172.63

Death Benefits

Weekly Min/Max Death Benefits
$224.00 / $1,103.79
Time Limits for Death Benefits
One year and Specific time limit for ...(show more)
One year and Specific time limit for children based on age (show less)
Compensation limits for surviving spouse and child(ren)
$320,000 for spouse. $250,000 for children.
Maximum Burial Allowances for a death claim
$10,000
Effective Date for these Benefits
01-01-16

Maximum Compensation Adjustment Dates and Percentages for Indemnity

Adjustment date for the maximum compensation
January 1st of each year...
Min/Max percentage of SAMW or SAWW
Not applicable
Percentage of wages used to calculate the benefit rate
66 2/3
Offsets for Temporary Disability?
Yes

Method of Payment for Disability Awards

Scheduled awards paid in addition to TTD benefits?
Yes
Scheduled awards paid upon termination of TTD benefits?
Yes
Scheduled awards reduced because of receipt of TTD benefits?
No

Benefits for Permanent Disfigurement

Nature of Disfigurement Policy
Disfigurement of face due to scarring...(show more)
Disfigurement of face due to scarring or deformity (show less)
Compensation received
No set figure
Maximum Period
No maximum period specified

Misc. State Compensation Information

Method of payment of compensation
Direct Payment
Mileage reimbursement rate for injured workers
.535

Compensation for Minors

Future earning capacity of minor worker considered?
Subject to consideration
Special benefit provisions for minor workers?
Yes

Second/Special Injury Fund

Second/Special Injury Fund?
Yes
Portion payable by the employer?
Disability caused by second injury
Portion payable by the fund?
Difference between compensation payab...(show more)
Difference between compensation payable for second injury and permanent disability (show less)
Source of the Fund
$125,000 in each no-dependency death ...(show more)
$125,000 in each no-dependency death case or unpaid balance. Funds are also received from the employer-paid Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund Assessment. (show less)