Answered on Feb 15, 2015
Workers compensation is intended to compensate employees for loss of earnings and medical costs for work injuries. It is a trade off, generally you cannot sue your employer for negligence no matter how negligent they are. On the other side, generally no matter how negligent an employee is, he or she can collect their lost wages and receive medical coverage. So, no pain and suffering but you get your wages. These can lead to some varied scenarios, sometimes employees get far more than they deserve, others far less. Nearly every attorney who handles these matters will give you a free consult, so you should probably have a conversation with a lawyer to be sure you are protected.