All employers in the state of California are required to have workers' compensation insurance. If your employer does not, they are violating the law. Because some employers may not have the insurance to cover injured workers, California has put a special fund in place called the Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund (UEBTF).
Anyone who has followed the news in the last few months is likely aware of the legal troubles surrounding General Motors for deaths resulting from defects in vehicles the company manufactured. But another death related to the company's manufacturing processes may involve another realm of the law known as workers' compensation.
Sometimes work-related accidents do not happen at a fixed worksite. On-the-job accidents can actually occur wherever an employee is doing the job he or she was hired to do, regardless of whether it is at a permanent jobsite or not.