Our state’s workers’ compensation system was designed to streamline the benefits process. Formerly, workers had to show that their employer was negligent to receive any compensation. But workers’ comp benefits are paid on a no-fault basis, which means it does not matter who was to blame. Of course, you cannot intentionally injure yourself, but injuries due to carelessness are covered.
Workers’ compensation will pay for the following:
Workers’ comp benefits come with a string, however: you can’t sue your employer, even if you were injured by a careless safety lapse.