Workers’ compensation is also known as workers comp and work comp. The workers compensation program is an insurance program that is mandated by the state. Employers purchase the insurance for the employees who work for them. The insurance provides monetary compensation to any employees who suffer a work-related injury or illness. If you become injured or ill on the job, you will want to receive workers comp from your employer. In order to do this, you have to file a workers compensation claim, which will then likely turn into a workers’ comp case. If your workers’ comp case is successful, the workers’ comp insurance will pay for your out-of-pocket medical expenses incurred due to the work-related injury or illness and any wages that are lost while you are unable to work. In a perfect world an employee would file a workers’ comp claim and that claim would be successful. Unfortunately we do not live in a perfect world and it is not uncommon for the insurance companies or the employers to fight a worker’s compensation request. Because of this, you will need to retain the services of a lawyer who will create a workers’ comp case for you, working to prove that you deserve the benefits that you are applying for. If the insurance company or your employer is pitting their interest against your rights, you need to have legal representation to ensure that your workman’s comp case goes the way it should. The good news is that these attorneys work on a contingency basis, collecting only a portion of the amount of money you receive from the case. This makes hiring a workers’ comp attorney affordable to almost everyone. To have your workers comp case reviewed by an attorney for free, fill out the free evaluation form.