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Workers' compensation

Workers' compensation provides cash benefits or medical care for workers who suffer an injury or become ill due to their workplace. Learn about the benefits and where to apply.

Where to file for workers’ compensation

Each state has a workers' compensation program. These offices handle claims for employees of private organizations and state and local governments.

Contact your state workers' compensation program to file a claim. If your claim is denied, you can appeal the decision.

Workers' compensation benefits

Most workers' compensation benefits provide:

  • Cash payments for lost wages while you recover
  • Medical expenses
  • Benefits to dependents if a worker dies due to a work-related injury or illness

Contact your state workers' compensation program to get details about all the benefits and eligibility.

LAST UPDATED: July 19, 2024


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