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What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is an insurance system required by state law (in most states) that provides compensation to employees for work related injuries or occupational illnesses on a no fault basis.
While the system does not require that an employer be at fault for an employee’s injuries (it pays even if the injuries were your fault), it also shields the employer from liability for personal injury lawsuits resulting from work related injuries.