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What is Workers’ Compensation?

  • A state-mandated insurance program that provides benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries and/or illnesses.
  • Workers' compensation benefits are intended to provide injured workers with an efficient and quick way to pay bills and medical costs during the recovery period including but not limited to:
    • Medical care from the injury or illness
    • Replacement income (usually 2/3 of the worker's average wage)
    • Costs of retraining
    • Compensation for any permanent injuries
  • Note that workers' compensation payments don't account for any pain and suffering that the injured employee might experience

 

If you have any questions in relation to workers' compensation, please feel free to contact Luke Jackson in Human Resources at 970.248.1820 or ljackson@coloradomesa.edu.