Workers' compensation class code descriptions describe the specific categories of work a worker might perform. Code 5606 stands for contractor which is a more dangerous occupation than code 8810 which is a clerical employee. The compensation differs for each code classification depending on the occupation, explains Class Codes.
Any code starting with the numbers 00 typically include farmer categories, such as 0034 which is poultry raising or code 0040 which are workers in a vineyard. Certain codes will offer the worker more compensation for time a worker misses during an injury depending on the amount of labor put into each specific job, according to Class Codes.