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Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation is an employer-paid benefit program that provides compensation and medical benefits if you are injured or become ill due to a work-related condition.  It is a no-fault system with benefits paid regardless of who is at fault.  However, if the injury occurs off-duty or is caused by an activity that is not part of an employee's work duties, it is not covered.

When an employee suffers a work related injury or develops a work related illness:

During normal business hours, contact Human Resources at 707.654.1021 and notify them of the injury/illness. Human Resources will help assess the nature of the injury/illness and schedule an appointment for the employee at one of the following:

Student Health Center (for first aid treatment)
Phone: 707.654.1170
M, T, W, F: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Th: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Closed
 
Kaiser Occupational Health
975 Sereno Drive, 1st Floor, Hallway H 
Vallejo, CA 94589
Phone: 707.651.1370
 
 

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation is an employer-paid benefit program that provides compensation and medical benefits if you are injured or become ill due to a work-related condition.  It is a no-fault system with benefits paid regardless of who is at fault.  However, if the injury occurs off-duty or is caused by an activity that is not part of an employee's work duties, it is not covered. 

Workers' Compensation provides the following benefits to an employee injured on the job:

  • Medical care
  • Compensation benefits to help replace lost wages
  • Permanent disability benefits to compensate for diminished earning capacity
  • Death benefits
  • Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit (Voucher)

Injured employees, their supervisors, the Department of Human Resources and the W/C provider form a team with the goal of getting injured employees healthy and back to work.  For any questions, please call Fran Gutierrez 707-654-1021.

Related Documents

Employees' Guide to Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation Overview

Workers' Compensation Forms

 

 


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