Workers Compensation Law Guide, Resources & information
Workers' compensation programs and laws, formerly known as workman's compensation.Workers' compensation laws were first enacted in Europe.
To protect employees who are injured while on the job. The infringed employees who are injured on the job have an absolute right to medical care for that injury, and in many cases monetary payments to indemnify for consequent temporary or permanent disabilities.
Employees that were injured on the job had no other resort than to file a civil lawsuit to recover their medical costs, lost wages, and damages for loss of future earning capacity. In many cases, they had to prove the employer negligence. Employers also faced unsure liability and, in some cases, meritless claims by employees. Workers' Compensation laws were enacted to palliate these costs for both sides and to eliminate the need for injured workers to prove their injuries were the employer's "fault.
Know your rights and exercise them for a safe, better future.