You were injured on the job and have heard of workers’ compensation, but you’re not quite sure what it is or how it can help you. In the state of California, workers’ compensation is a statutory system designed to take the place of common law negligence. Simply put, the work comp system is a no fault system. If you’re injured on the job, you’re entitled to compensation whether or not your employer acted negligently or carelessly. Although the system eliminates long court cases, it does limit the amount of compensation awarded.