If you’re injured on the job, you’ll probably recover compensation for your injury through your company’s workers’ compensation program. Filing a workers’ compensation claim is the exclusive fix for a work-related accident, occupational disease, or traumatic injury. This means, however, you cannot file a regular lawsuit for damages related to a workplace injury. The difference between a workers’ compensation claim and a civil claim is that you cannot recover any type of punitive damages. Most workers’ compensation is tired into state laws and is determined by your wages. Learn if your injury qualifies for a civil lawsuit.