Workers' Compensation

Workers’ compensation insurance is a no-fault insurance system. If an employee suffers an injury on the job, the employer is liable for the employee’s temporary disability benefits, medical expenses and possibly a permanent disability award based on the long-term effects of the injury.

Acknowledgments

CalChamber would like to thank Ellen Sims Langille for her contribution to the Workers’ Compensation section.

Ms. Langille is a partner at Finnegan, Marks, Theofel & Desmond, and her current practice specializes in workers’ compensation appeals. She has achieved notable success in several published decisions from California’s District Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.

More information on Ms. Langille and Finnegan, Marks, Theofel & Desmond can be found on the law firm’s website.​​​​​​​