State-Specific Information for Workers Compensation

Workers' compensation benefits are available in every state and the District of Columbia for workers who are injured or become ill because of work. Workers' comp laws, however, are different in every state. State differences include which types of workers are eligible for benefits, for how long temporary disability (compensation for lost wages) is paid, how permanent disability is compensated, when you must file a claim, whether you can choose your own doctor, and more.