Each state has its own workers’ compensation laws and programs. Workers’ compensation, also known as workman’s comp, provides payments for medical and rehabilitation expenses due to on-the-job injuries and job-related illnesses. Workers’ compensation also provides disability payments if you are unable to work. The key thing to remember about workers’ compensation is that it covers only job-related injuries.
If you are injured while working, notify your employer immediately to report the injury to ensure that you are eligible for coverage or compensation and have records to back up your claim.