Workers’ compensation is a system of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their work. Under workers’ compensation, employees are entitled to receive medical treatment and wage replacement benefits if they are unable to work due to a work-related injury or illness.
The workers’ compensation system is designed to protect both employees and employers. Employees receive benefits regardless of who was at fault for the injury or illness, and employers are protected from lawsuits related to workplace injuries or illnesses.
In Utah, most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover their employees in the event of a work-related injury or illness. If you are injured or become ill as a result of your work, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits to cover your medical expenses and lost wages, as well as compensation for any permanent impairments or disabilities related to the work injury.