Workers' Compensation FAQs
Workers' compensation provides basic benefits to employees who become sick or hurt because of work. By law, one's employer is required to pay for these worker compensation benefits. These benefits cover:
Medical Care: Employer paid medical treatment to help recover from a work related injury or illness.
Temporary Disability: Payments if one loses wages due to an injury and is unable to perform usual job-related tasks while recovering.
Permanent Disability: Payments if one does not recover completely.
Supplemental Job Displacement: Vouchers to help pay for skill retention or enhancement if one does not recover completely and is unable to return to work to their employer.
Death Benefits: Payments to one's spouse, children, or other dependents, if one dies from a job-related injury or illness.