Frequently Asked Questions
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What is California Workers' Compensation Salary Continuation?
Some California employers have plans that pay all your wages for all or part of the time you are temporarily disabled. These plans are called salary continuation. There are different kinds of salary continuation plans. Some salary continuation plans use your vacation and/or sick leave to supplement the TD payments required by California workers' compensation law.
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Is there a Federal OSHA office in San Diego?
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened a new area office at 550 West C. St., Suite 970, in San Diego. This office supports OSHA's increased activity and strengthened enforcement in Southern California.
The new area director of OSHA's San Diego office is Tom Carle, a safety engineer and a certified safety professional who has been with OSHA for more than 12 years. He has worked in OSHA's Bridgeport and Allentown, Pa., area offices. Prior to his selection for this position, he served as the assistant area director in Allentown.
"With the brand new area office in San Diego, we will improve service to workers and employers in California and enhance our coordination and oversight with the state plan," said Ken Nishiyama Atha, OSHA's regional administrator in San Francisco, Calif. "This presence ultimately will ensure workers are better protected."
Employers and workers with questions regarding workplace safety and health standards can call OSHA's San Diego Area Office at 619-557-5030 or the agency's toll-free hotline at 800-321-6742 to report workplace accidents, fatalities or situations posing an imminent danger to workers.
Can my first California workers compensation temporary disability payment be delayed?
Delays in receiving California workers compensation checks are common in California.
If the claims administrator “says” they are having difficulty determining whether your injury is covered by workers' compensation, they may delay your first California temporary total disability (called TTD) payment while investigating your claim. The delay is typically no more than 90 days. The claims administrator must send you a delay letter if there is a delay. It must explain why you won't receive payments, what additional information the claims administrator needs and when a decision will be made. If there are further delays, the claims administrator must send you additional delay letters.
What if I haven’t received a letter denying my claim?
If the claims administrator doesn't send you a letter denying your claim within 90 days after you filed the claim form, your claim is considered accepted. If you don’t receive a temporary total disability check immediately after you are injured, you need to file for State Disability. Or California SDI - State Disability Insurance. This isn’t welfare. Each week you have State Disability deducted from your check. Be sure to apply as soon as possible. You will need to have your doctor certify that you are unable to work.
Third Party Cases
California has some of the lowest and most unfair workers' compensation benefits in America. Because of this, you need to have your case reviewed to see if you have a viable third party work injury case. A third-party work injury case is civil a lawsuit where someone other than your employer is legally responsible for your injuries.
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