California Worker’s Compensation Laws

California worker’s compensation laws are applicable since the year 1913 when the Boynton Act was first enacted. However, it was since 1917 when the state government made the compensation coverage mandatory for the employers. As per these laws, when job-related injuries or illnesses result in temporary or permanent disability for employees, they are entitled for compensation from their employers. The amount of compensation does not just cover the medical expenses but also the wages loss thus caused. Unlike the majority of other states in the United States of America, California does not even require an injured employee to sue the employer in a court. The provisions of the state laws have been designed in such a way that ensures immediate medical and financial benefits to the injured employees. Following is a brief rundown on some of the major aspects of these laws.