Who pays my workers compensation?

Quick answer

Your employer’s insurer usually pays your workers compensation.

In depth answer

Most injured workers receive workers compensation payments through their employer’s insurer. In some cases, you may be paid through a self-insurance policy or a specialised insurer.

It’s a legal requirement for all employers to hold workers compensation insurance. If your employer is uninsured, you may still receive workers compensation from your state regulator.

For more detail on liability for payments, see your workers compensation regulator.

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