compensation laws provide money and medical benefits to an employee
who has an injury as a result of an accident, injury or occupational
disease on-the-job. Workers' compensation is designed to protect
workers and their dependents against the hardships from injury or
death arising out of the work environment. It is intended to benefit
the employee and employer alike. The employee receives money
(usually on a weekly or biweekly basis) and medical benefits in
exchange for forfeiting the common law right to sue the employer.
The employer benefits by receiving immunity from court actions
against them by the employee in exchange for accepting liability
that is limited and determined. The question of negligence or fault
is usually not at issue.