Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The Government as an Insurance Payor
Slide content:Workers Compensation Provides fixed monetary awards to employees who are injured or become sick while at work Regardless of who was at fault Employee gives up the right to sue their employer for negligence Is not: Disability insurance Unemployment income 23
Slide notes:Workers Compensation provides monetary awards to employees who are injured or become sick during the course of employment. Under Workers Compensation, it does not matter who was at fault - worker, employer, or customer. Accepting Workers Compensation means the employee gives up the right to sue the employer for negligence. 23