Workers’ Compensation is an employer-paid benefit program that provides compensation and medical benefits if you are injured or become ill due to a work-related condition. It is a no-fault system with benefits paid regardless of who is at fault. However, if the injury occurs off-duty or is caused by an activity that is not part of an employee’s work duties, it is not covered.
Workers’ Compensation provides the following benefits to an employee injured on the job:
- Medical care
- Compensation benefits to help replace lost wages
- Permanent disability benefits to compensate for diminished earning capacity
- Death benefits
- Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit (Voucher)
Injured employees, their supervisors, the Department of Human Resources and the W/C provider form a team with the goal of getting injured employees healthy and back to work.