Personal Injury is an injury not to property, but to the body, mind, or emotions. For example, if you slip and fall on a banana peel in the grocery store, personal injury covers any actual physical harm (broken leg and bruises) you suffered in the fall as well as the humiliation of falling in public, but not the harm of shattering your watch.
(definition provided by Nolo. Plain-English Law Dictionary
All California employers, including the State, must provide workers' compensation benefits to employees who sustain a work-related injury or illness. An essential requirement for departments is that they establish, implement, and maintain written policies for an injury and illness prevention program (IIPP) (Labor Code section 6401.7) and establish a reporting system for job-related injuries, illnesses or death.
State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) is the adjusting agent/insurance carrier, who provides adjusting and legal services for the State's workers' compensation claims and provides benefits and services to injured employees.
A worker's compensation injury is any injury or illness that arises out of and in the course of employment (AOE/COE)(Labor Code section 3600).
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