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Workers' Compensation: Indiana

Workers' Compensation requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Kevin Hess, Fisher Phillips


  • All Indiana employers that are subject to the Indiana Workers' Compensation Law are required to post the Indiana Workers' Compensation Notice Poster in the workplace. See Notice Requirements.
  • Workers' Compensation under the Indiana Workers' Compensation Law is the exclusive remedy for personal injury, illness or death of an employee from a work accident or occupational disease. See Covered Employers.
  • Virtually all employers must carry workers' compensation insurance or be self-insured, with certain exceptions for small employers. See Covered Employers.
  • Some unique occupations are not protected by workers' compensation insurance. See Covered Employees.
  • Indiana workers' compensation is a no-fault system which provides for benefits to eligible employees of covered employers regardless of fault. See Compensable Injuries.
  • Employers may not be liable for certain injuries under the law and may elect to dispute the validity of an employee's claim to workers' compensation benefits. See Employer Defenses to Workers' Compensation Claims.
  • Injured employees are entitled to whatever medical treatment is required for their work-related injury or illness. See Medical Benefits.
  • Injured employees are entitled to compensation in the form of wage replacement and other benefits. See Other Benefits.
  • When either party disputes a claim for workers' compensation benefits, the law provides for a procedure, with appeals reviewed by the Indiana Supreme Court. See Claims Procedure.
  • Indiana prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who claim or pursue workers' compensation benefits, but the source of the law derives from the Indiana Supreme Court. See Retaliation for Workers' Compensation Claims.