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.