In nearly every state (Texas being the lone exception), workers’ compensation is the exclusive process through which employees can get compensated from their employers for their work injuries. In most states, workers’ compensation provides the following types of benefits:
- medical coverage for treatment related to the injury
- wage loss benefits for time off work or reduced earnings
- compensation for permanent disability resulting from the injury
- vocational rehabilitation services to get hired in a new line of work, and
- death benefits for the worker’s dependents, if the worker passes away due to the injury.
However, eligibility rules, amounts, and other rules vary significantly from state to state. To learn what benefits are available in your state, select it from the list below.