Fault does not determine who is eligible for workers’ compensation; only work related injury or illness determines eligibility.
There are certain injuries that may occur while your are on your job that would prohibit you from receiving workers’ compensation.
Basically these include injuries resulting from behavior that breaks the law or company procedures.
However, there are many conditions that are covered by workers’ compensation and if you have been injured by one of these qualifying conditions, you should speak with an attorney right away.
Since every state has different rules and regulations governing workers’ compensation benefits, your attorney will be able to discuss and explain the current laws in your state.