Employers enjoy a significant amount of protection from workers' compensation insurance, in addition to the protections that it offers to employees. In most cases, employees receive benefits from their workers' compensation claim, but they may not pursue another lawsuit against the employer, shielding the employer from a much larger potential loss.
It is imperative that workers advocate for their own safety and the safety of others on the job. After all, no one knows a job site better than those who pour their efforts into it day after day. In order to prevent workplace injuries, most employers will act on reported safety hazards so that their employees will remain protected. However, that is not always the case.