Workers' Compensation is a state mandated plan designed to protect you if you have a job-related injury or illness that occurs as a result of performing your job. If you are injured, you may be able to receive a portion of your pay, certain types of rehabilitation and reimbursement for medical expenses.
Workers' Compensation provides payments at 66-2/3 of your regular salary for the period of time that you are unable to work due to your injury or illness. This compensation is not considered salary and is not taxed. Even if you do not miss work, your medical bills and therapy related costs will be paid through Workers' Compensation.
If you are off work due to a work-related injury or illness, under Workers' Compensation, you will receive your compensation separate from a payroll check. To cover your benefits while you are off work you may either be billed each month or utilize your accruals to supplement the compensation payment you receive. Your benefits elections will continue at the same contribution rates that are deducted from your regular paycheck.
For a complete description of how Workers' Compensation is administered, and guidance in applying for coverage, visit Workers' Compensation.