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Workers’ Compensation Claim
Workers’ compensation law allows workers who have been injured on the job to collect certain financial benefits for themselves and their dependents, even if no employer fault is established. However, there is a trade-off: workers’ compensation laws also protect employers from being sued for job-related injuries or deaths, even if the employer was at fault or maintained a dangerous workplace environment. This limits the types of damages a plaintiff could recover in a personal injury claim.
In other words, workers’ compensation benefits are the only remedy an injured worker has, even if the employer was negligent in causing the injury. This is often known as the “Sole Remedy” rule.
The employer itself, or the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy, is obligated to pay these benefits directly to or on behalf of eligible employees. Non-exempt employers are responsible for payment of the benefits to any employee injured while in the course of employment. Employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance or be approved to self-insure.