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What is workers' compensation? Workers' compensation is a "no-fault" system that protects employees injured on the job by paying medical expenses and providing income while they are unable to work. If an injury occurred in the course of employment, employees do not have to prove that the employer was at fault to receive benefits and employers may not be sued for damages due to work-related injuries and illnesses.
For most employees, state workers' compensation statutes define the injuries covered; benefit levels; and how claims are resolved. Although workers' compensation laws provide the exclusive remedy for job-related injury and illnesses, employees might still be covered by the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
While workers’ compensation insurance premiums have risen, there are cost-control measures including managed care, safety programs, investigating and pursuing fraudulent claims, incentives for employees to return to work quickly, and encouraging the settlement of claims.
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