Workers Compensation California

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California Workers Compensation at a Glance

  • Workers Compensation Requirements in California

  • Sole Proprietors can select optional coverage

  • Inform your employees of Workers' Compensation coverage

  • Avoid fines and penalties in California

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much loss income do you get for workers compensation in California?

In California, Workers' Compensation coverage provides two-thirds of a worker's pretax gross income but the income is limited to a maximum amount which may affect higher-earning employees.

Where do I get workers' compensation insurance in California?

CoverWallet's team can help you get Workers' Compensation coverage to keep your business compliant. Our experts can also advise you on other insurance coverages that can protect your business.

How much is Workers' Compensation insurance in California?

Workers' Compensation rates in California are set by the Workers’ Compensation Rating Bureau of California, with each industry having its own rate based on risk. CoverWallet's team can provide coverage based on your industry.

Can an employee be fired while on workman's comp in California?

In California, it is illegal to fire or harass an employee for placing a Workers' Compensation Claim. There may be other situations, however, where it is permissible to release an employee who is currently receiving Workers' Compensation benefits.

Do Sole proprietors need workers comp insurance in California?

Sole proprietors without employees in California are not required to purchase Workers’ Compensation coverage. However, a sole proprietor may choose to provide coverage for themselves. It’s also common for companies that hire sole proprietors as independent contractors to require Workers’ Compensation coverage.

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References for Workers Compensation in California

Being a small business presents several challenges that may need more assistance. While CoverWallet provides you the best insurance, you can also consider these references to further support your small business:

Division of Workers' Compensation Los Angeles District Office

320 W. 4th Street 9th floor, Los Angeles, California, 90013
Mon through Fri from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
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California Department of Insurance

45 Fremont St, San Francisco, California, 94105
Mon through Fri from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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