Sachi Barreiro is a legal editor at Nolo, specializing in
employment law and workers’ compensation law. Before joining Nolo, Sachi
practiced law for several years in San Francisco, first representing injured
plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits, then advising businesses on employment
and corporate matters. Sachi received her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law,
where she graduated magna cum laude.
Articles By Sachi Barreiro
The workers’ compensation system in Nebraska is a no-fault system that compensates injured workers for medical bills, lost wages, and permanent impairments resulting from their injuries.
If you are injured while working in the State of Washington, or your employer has a place of business in Washington, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Washington workers’ comp benefits for injured workers are some of the highest in the country.
In most states, when a worker is able to return to light duty while treating for a work injury, the employer must provide light-duty work if it is available.
He told me I couldn’t come back to work until my work restrictions were removed. Is this legal?
How to challenge a decision in your workers' comp case.
Learn how to start your claim, how much you will receive, and how to appeal a denial.
Learn about your rights under the workers' compensation system in Nevada.
If your workers’ comp claim has been denied, or you have a dispute with the insurance company about your benefits, you can challenge the decision with the Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court. (For an overview of eligibility and benefits, see our article on filing a workers’ comp claim in Rhode Island.)
Virtually all employers in Louisiana are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. As in the rest of the country, the workers' compensation system in Louisiana is a no-fault system designed to compensate injured workers for medical bills, lost wages, and permanent impairments resulting from their injuries.
Employees in Hawaii who become ill or injured from the workplace are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The purpose of these benefits is to compensate employees for lost wages and to provide medical care for work-related injuries.