Workers Compensation Benefits

Who is Eligible:   Workers injured while working for any business that is conducted for profit.   It doesn’t matter who was at fault for the injury.  

What are the Benefits: 

  1. All medical bills related to the injury are covered, whether the worker misses work or not. 

  2. Lost wages for time missed from work, 2/3rds of the average weekly wage, multiplied by the percent of disability, with a maximum of $400 per week. An injured worker's health care provider will determine the extent of the disability. 

NOTHING for pain and suffering.


  • The employer must be notified of the injury, in writing, within 30 days of the accident.  A Form C-3 is used if there is lost time from work.  All claims must be filed within two years of the accident.      
  • The doctor completes a preliminary medical report on Form C-4 and mails it to the appropriate District Office, with copies sent to the employer or its insurance carrier, the injured worker, and his/her representative, if any. 
  • Within 10 days of notification of the accident, the employer reports the injury to the Board and the insurance company on Form C-2. 
  • The doctor completes a 15-day report of the injury and treatment on Form C-4 and mails it to the District Office. 
  • If the claim is not contested by the employer, the doctor submits progress reports on Form C-4 every 45 days to the Board. 

Explanation of Rights by Workers Compensation Board Your Rights - Workers' Compensation Benefits