Suffering an injury or illness while on the job can be stressful. When you are injured or sickened and have to miss work, there are a few options out there to help. Those include workers' compensation, Social Security disability benefits and state disability benefits. There are differences between them all and you should understand those differences so you know which one is best for your situation.
One of the most important things you need to understand is that worker's compensation is provided to you if you suffer an injury while on the job. This compensation is in lieu of a lawsuit against your employer. Almost all employers are required by law to carry workers' compensation insurance for their employees.