Workers compensation lawyers and attorneys help employees receive benefits for work-related or workplace job injuries or accidents. More specifically, they assist employees and their families to recover money and other compensation following accidents at work or on the job or doing job-related activities, or other work-related events, regardless of fault or negligence. Injuries can come in the form of repetitive stress or carpal tunnel syndrome, asbestos exposure, black lung disease, and similar illnesses and diseases. The compensation can come from workers compensation funds, workers compensation insurance companies, and other state and federal sources. When an injury at work is also related to the fault or negligence of someone in addition to the employer (because of defective machinery or a contractors error, for example), workers compensation attorneys often file claims against the other party, or refer the matter to personal injury attorneys, toxic tort attorneys, auto accident attorneys, or other specialists.