What Is A “Lien” On An Injury Case?

Sometimes a work-related injury will support both a workers compensation claim and a personal injury action. Within the context of workers’ compensation, when it is said that a workers compensation insurer has placed a “lien” on a file, it means that they have registered a claim to be reimbursed out of the proceeds of the personal injury litigation for certain expenditures they made on behalf of the injured worker.