Employers across the country, for the most part, are required to offer workers' compensation benefits to their employees in the event of injuries or deaths that occur while on-the-job. Such benefits can be a great help to employees and their families if the need arises to use them. This is true regardless of whether one works for a private firm or the government. However, for employees in California or elsewhere, government workers' compensation laws are a bit different than those for private employers.
What sorts of options for compensation a worker has for an injury or illness they suffered at work can vary depending on what job they have and who they work for. For a great many employees in California, the state's workers' compensation system sets up what compensation benefits they are able to receive for workplace injuries/illnesses. If, however, a person is a federal employee, they will generally fall under a different workers’ compensation system. This system was put in place by the Federal Employees' Compensation Act.