Someone who is injured while on the job or in the course and scope of employment, is limited by law to worker’s compensation. Worker’s compensation is a separate area of law that operates under its own laws, guidelines and has its own court system. Worker’s Compensation generally pays an injured worker 66% of their average weekly pay for the period of time a physician places the person on “no work” status. The worker’s medical treatment is controlled by a series of guidelines called Medical Treatment Guidelines. These are designed to guide physicians in treatment and require an experienced attorney in worker’s compensation to navigate.