What is workers compensation? Workers’ compensation, also known as “workers’ comp”, is a form of insurance that is purchased by employers designed to cover injured employees that get hurt while working. Have you or a loved one been injured on the job? Most, if not all employers, may tell their employees a little about their right to compensation, but they never explain the full extent of benefits that are a guarantee in California. In most cases, employers and insurance companies try take advantage of employees who have been hurt by making it extremely difficult to get the benefits they deserve. Victims of this are often tempted to even give up on their claim, forfeit substantial compensation and benefits, and proceed without the help of a strong advocate on their side.