The idea of providing monetary restitution for workers sustaining occupational injuries is a very old concept. Ancient Sumaria, Greece, Rome and China all had methods that equated compensation for specific injuries. In the United States, each state passes their own laws. In the State of California, worker’s rights began in 1911 as a means to protect the employer. Payouts for injuries guaranteed that an employer could not be sued. Major changes to the original system has taken place over the years but workers’ compensation is there to insure that employees who sustain work-related injuries or illnesses are entitled to support for themselves and their families. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which provides remuneration that covers the cost of any medical care injured or ill workers require; it also replaces lost wages, both present and future when employees are unable to work as a result of work-related injuries or illnesses. Additionally, workers’ compensation can help to provide financial restitution for pain and suffering.