The Indiana workers’ compensation system is designed to protect employees who are injured on the job by replacing lost wages while they recover. The Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board (www.in.gov/workcomp) administers the law.
The system works as a no-fault guarantee. Employees who can show they were hurt while working are entitled to a portion of their earnings and paid medical care for the injuries suffered. They needn’t prove that their employer was negligent. In exchange for the no-fault guarantee, workers can’t sue for negligence to collect far more than just lost wages and medical payments.
In some situations, employees aren’t eligible for workers’ compensation payments. For example, a person can’t collect benefits if the injury:
- Isn’t accidental within the meaning of the law (intentional acts of co-workers are considered accidental, since the injured worker couldn’t have anticipated them in the normal co...(register to read more)