Workers comp earnings replacement in Ca pays an injured worker for the time he loses time off due to an on the job injury up to certain limits. These payments are in addition to the payment of any medical expenses that are reasonably necessary.
If an employee gives his employer notice of an injury but he misses no time from work, he does not receive these temporary wage loss benefits. The employee may still be entitled to permanent disability if the injury is permanent, however, even when he doesn’t take any temporary time of work.
The workers comp earnings replacement the worker receives only partially replaces his lost income.
The weekly amount paid is 2/3 of the weekly earnings (Over a past base period) subject to a minimum and maximum set by statute.
The rates applicable are those that are in effect on the date of the worker’s injury.
Here’s a table of the rates currently paid for temporary disability in Workers Comp cases in California.
Temporary Disability WC Table (Workers Comp Replacement Earnings)