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Workers' Compensation 

Please note: The information and documents below are for City of Burbank Employees only.

Workers' compensation is the nation's oldest social insurance program: It was adopted in most states, including California, during the second decade of the 20th century. The workers' compensation system is based on a trade-off between employers and employees. Employees are entitled to receive prompt, effective medical treatment for on-the-job injuries or illnesses no matter who is at fault and, in return, are prevented from suing employers over those injuries.

California Law provides for the following benefits to eligible injured workers:

  1. Medical care to cure the injury

  2. Temporary Disability

  3. Permanent Disability

  4. Vocational Rehabilitation - OR -

  5. Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits

  6. Death Benefits

For additional information about workers compensation benefits please visit https://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/

Any person who makes or causes to be made any knowingly false or fraudulent material statement or material representation for the purpose of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits or payments is guilty of a felony.

Employee fraud can include lying for the purposes of obtaining or increasing benefits. It can be as simple as claiming mileage reimbursement for more miles than are actually traveled, telling their department that they are attending medical appointments for workers’ compensation when they are not, failing to disclose prior injuries or awards for permanent disability, working for wages while receiving temporary disability benefits, or making false statements about the extent of their disability or limitations.