24/7 Nurse Triage Hotline
Nurses are available for confidential conversations with employees, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Report an injury, get immediate medical advice.
Overview of Workers' Compensation
Workers' Compensation is a state-mandated benefit for workers injured on the job. The state-mandated workers' compensation benefits include:
- Medical Treatment reasonably required to help recover from the effects of the injury.
- Temporary Disability Payments if an injured worker loses time from work due to the injury. The temporary disability rate is 2/3 of the employee’s salary up to a maximum rate set by law. For injuries on or after January 1, 2022, the maximum weekly rate is $1539.71. However, some classes of employees such as police officers, firefighters, paramedics, sheriff's deputies, district attorney investigators, juvenile counselors, and teachers may receive full salary in lieu of temporary disability benefits when disabled from a work related injury. Additionally, a City employee who becomes disabled as a result of a battery in the performance of the employee's job may be entitled to full salary battery pay in conjunction with temporary disability payments.
- Permanent Disability Payments if an injured worker has a permanent disability as the result of a work injury. The benefit amounts are set by law based on the severity of the disability.
- Supplemental job displacement vouchers are available if the injured worker cannot return to the job s/he held at the time of injury.
- Death benefits are given to a spouse or dependent upon a work-related injury or illness which results in death.
- Learn more. Here is the Employee Guide to Workers' Compensation .
What to do if you get Injured at Work?
Notify your supervisor as soon as possible. Your supervisor will initiate the claim filing process. If your injuries require medical treatment, you must use one of the City's designated medical treatment facilities.