What is Workers’ Compensation?Last updated on: October 23, 2011
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Workers’ compensation is sometimes referred to as workman’s comp. It is a state-by-state insurance program that provides workers with compensation if they suffer on-the-job injuries or job-related illnesses. Federal employees have a federal workers’ compensation program to support them in such circumstances, and all other employees are subject to the workers’ compensation laws of their state.
Workers’ Compensation is designed to help employees get through job-related illnesses and injuries without struggling financially. Generally, you can receive workers compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault for your injury. Whether it was yourself, your employer, a co-worker, customer, or some other third party who was responsible, your workers’ comp won’t be affected. Usually workers’ compensation benefits prevent employees from taking employers to court for their injuries, unless some form of negligence contributed to the accident or illness.
To learn more about your workers’ comp rights after your job-related injury or illness, contact a Dallas workers’ compensation attorney from our law office. Our Dallas personal injury attorneys are more than willing to provide you with information and advice.