Among the foremost union victories in the 20th century, access to workers’ compensation is the right of every worker injured in a work-related event. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, worker injuries happen every single day.
Workers’ compensation benefits both the worker and the worker’s employer. In many cases, seeking workers’ compensation requires the injured worker to waive their right to personal injury claims while still giving them access to wage reimbursement benefits and medical assistance. Because many workers’ compensation cases require the worker to waive their right to file lawsuits, workers’ compensation works as no-fault insurance for employers.
Because workers’ compensation circumvents the tedious nature of litigation, it allows injured workers to maintain an income, access medical treatment, and collect disability events in a timely manner.