A: The law requires employers and their insurance carriers to provide weekly compensation checks during the time that an employee is unable to work due to an on the job injury.Worker’s Compensation is not a Government run program. Some people have the misunderstanding that when they are injured on the job that a government agency provides the benefits to the injured workers. This is totally false. Employers and/or their private insurance companies are responsible for paying benefits to the injured worker. You can be assured that private insurance companies are not going to advocate for you like your own attorney. Insurance companies are for profit organizations and paying out less in claims is a primary goal of theirs.