If you have been injured in a workplace environment or become ill due to unsafe conditions, you might be eligible to receive workers compensation benefits. Workman compensation is a program required by law that provides payment to workers who suffer injuries on the job. Generally, the employee receives compensation for medical bills and lost income, regardless of who is at fault. In exchange, the employee forfeits any right to sue the employer. In some cases, a workers compensation attorney may be needed to help with the claim filing process.