Workmens compensation insurance protect people who are injured on the job. They are designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided with fixed monetary awards, eliminating the need for litigation. These insurance also provide benefits for dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents or illnesses. Some insurance also protect employers and fellow workers by limiting the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer and by eliminating the liability of co-workers in most accidents. State statutes establish this framework for most employment. Federal statutes are limited to federal employees or those workers employed in some significant aspect of interstate commerce, according to the decree number 183 issue on 1983.