A worker in the greater San Diego area, whether they work in San Diego itself or in suburbs like Carlbad or El Cajon, California, would probably find significant workplace injuries a little overwhelming. In addition to the physical recovery and all that entails, a worker also has to figure out how he or she is going to pay medical bills and continue to support his or her family without being able to earn income. The situation can leave someone not knowing where to turn first.
Like other states, California has a no fault workers' compensation system to help injured workers get through these unexpected struggles. Therefore, obviously after getting whatever emergency care is needed, an employee needs to report his or her injury to the employer and other necessary authorities. Shortly thereafter, the employee should ask for and complete a workers' compensation claim form.