WORK COMP DEFINED: What is California Workers' Compensation?
California workers' compensation is designed to protect workers and their dependents against the hardships from injury or death arising out of the work environment, and in performing job duties. It is intended to benefit the employee and employer alike or equally. The employee receives money (usually on a weekly or biweekly basis) and medical benefits in exchange for forfeiting the common law right to sue the employer. The employer benefits by receiving immunity from court actions against them by the employee in exchange for accepting liability that is limited and determined. The question of negligence or fault is usually not at issue.