Worker Compensation Law in the U.S.
Worker compensation law is meant to pay an injured worker’s medical benefits plus wages lost due to being unable to work after the injury. When the law is “no fault,” fault is not the primary consideration when determining whether or not you have a case, but the extent of the employer’s liability is spelled out in the statute. Under a “no fault” law, employees who are injured on the job can’t sue the employer.
Workers’ compensation law can stipulate payment for accidental injury or death on the job. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, permanent injury, and retraining or re-educating, if necessary.