In the city of San Luis Obispo, workers injured on the job are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. When a person is unable to return to work for an extended period of time, they may be entitled to temporary disability benefits.

Temporary disability benefits, in the state of California, may be provided by an insurance program separate from workers’ compensation. This insurance is put in place to help employees who have been hurt off the job survive financially until they can return to work. It stands to reason that an employer is not required to compensate an employee who is unable to work, but that lack of income could have a severe impact of the life of a worker.

Whether or not you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to temporary disability benefits. These may come from:

  • State-funded insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance as a job benefit
  • Short-term disability insurance that has been purchased privately

Because these are insurance policies, they will outline how much money an employee can expect to receive, the types of disabilities that are covered, and how long the employee may receive compensation. Any person who is injured in such a way that they cannot work should consult the paperwork for their particular policy to determine their specific benefits.

If you have been hurt in or outside of work and cannot return to your duties, reach out to an attorney experienced in disability law. An attorney can walk you through the steps of filing for benefits to ensure that you receive what you are entitled to.