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:
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.
When an employee dies from a work-related injury or illness, certain family members can collect benefits. These benefits go by many different names, including “death benefits,” “dependency benefits,” and “survivor benefits.” Benefits are usually based on the employee’s average weekly wage prior to the work-related accident and paid on a biweekly or monthly basis. (For a general overview, see our article on workers’ comp death benefits.) Burial and funeral costs are typically also paid by workers’ comp.