Employers have a legal responsibility to their employees to make the workplace safe. Unfortunately accidents can still happen even when every reasonable safety measure has been taken. Workers compensation insurance often called “workers comp” is state mandated in which payments are made to an employee who has been injured on the job, in an auto accidents while on business, and also covers other work-related illnesses. Workers compensation provides payments to injured workers for time lost from work and for medical and rehabilitation services. It also provides death benefits to surviving spouses and dependents. Workers Compensation acts just like insurance and it keeps employees from suing their employer for the types of injuries covered. Harrison Insurance continues to help employers across Virginia with their Workers Compensation needs.