Workman’s compensation is a system put into place to pay injured workers to compensate medical bills due to injuries incurred on the job. That can also include anyone who gets an illness or becomes sick because of a work related issue.
The laws governing workman’s compensation vary slightly from state to state. However, there are a few instances in which most injured workers always receive compensation for their injuries. Most any injury that happens while the employee is at work is covered under the workman’s compensation law.
There are cases of injury related to work that will not be compensated. An example is an employee having an accident on the way to work. While it is true that commuting to work is an essential part of the job, nothing that happens during this commute can be covered by workman’s compensation.