Workers' Compensation is a statutory insurance program for injured workers to collect benefits while they are unable to work or are permanently injured due to a work-related injury. This program has no bearing on fault, so if the injured worker was the cause of the injury, he or she can still collect benefits. The damages available in a Workers' Compensation Claim are limited. Some of the damages are past, present and future medical expenses, lost wages, temporary disability payments and compensation for the workers' impairment to work in the future. Pain and suffering is not a recovery that can be collected in a worker's compensation claim.