This means that any damages recovered from the third part must be repaid to workers’ compensation for money it paid for medical bills or lost wages. Workers’ compensation coverage varies by state and by occupation. For example, some states exempt certain categories of workers, such as agricultural employees, domestic employees and independent contractors, from their workers’ compensation systems. To determine whether you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, you should contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in your area. If you have legal questions call our office.
HINT: Prior to implementation of workers’ compensation, injured workers had to prove that employers were negligent in order to gain any compensation for lost wages and medical bills.