What is Workers' Compensation?

Workers' Compensation is insurance paid for by employers to cover on-the-job injuries. Every state in the United States has some law that requires employers to have workers’ compensation insurance or to make other arrangements to pay for on-the-job injuries. However, every state’s workers’ compensation law is different. Under Pennsylvania law, workers suffering from work-related injuries or diseases are entitled to wage-loss benefits until there is evidence that the person can work, and medical expense benefits until they have fully recovered from their injury or disease.