What are the types of injuries covered under California’s Workers’ Compensation System?

What are the types of injuries covered under California’s Workers’ Compensation System?

When an injury is covered under the Workers’ Compensation system, it is known as a “compensable injury.”  The injury must stem from work-related physical or emotional harm.  An important concept in workers’ compensation is that each employer takes an employee “as is.”  This means the employer cannot deny workers’ compensation coverage simply because a person in perfect health would not have been injured.  It is also irrelevant if the employer did not know about a worker’s prior conditions or if the employee never told the employer about past injuries or preexisting conditions. Here are some of the major categories of injuries that are covered in California’s Workers’ Compensation System. (more…)

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