The Rights of an Average Worker If They Are Injured at Work

Right to compensation for medical expenses

The workers’ compensation law gives you the right to claim compensation for any injuries that were caused during the course of your occupation.

Right to seek disability compensation

If your injuries at work cause partial or permanent disabilities, you are entitled to compensation for the disability caused.

Right to return to work

Workers’ compensation law prevents employers from firing a worker due to a workplace injury. Employers are required to make accommodations at work that will help the worker carry out their duties.

Right to claim lost wages

If you are unable to work for a period of time as a result of an injury that occurred at work, you are entitled to fair compensation for lost wages.

Right against retaliation

Employers cannot fire you for an injury at work. Refusal to hire due to an injury is also considered unlawful in many states.