A workers' compensation lawyer handles workers' compensation cases and specializes in this specific type of case, notes the Cornell University Law School. A workers' compensation case is a legal case where a worker has been injured in some way while at work and may be entitled to financial support from the company or organization where he works.
The workers' compensation law is governed by the Federal Employment Compensation Act, which protects those employees who do not work in military or federal fields. Those two fields have their own legislation. Some states also have their own workers' compensation laws such as California's Worker's Compensation Act, which forces all employers to have an insurance policy that can insure all workers, states the Cornell University Law School.