Massachusetts law requires employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance to employees. Workers’ compensation insurance was designed to ensure that injured employees have access to medical care, income while they are unable to work, and other benefits.
Workers’ compensation cases are different from personal injury cases, in that the injured worker doesn’t have to prove that the employer—or anyone else—was negligent. Most work-related illnesses and injuries are covered, regardless of fault.
Though that sounds simple and non-confrontational, as legislators intended. However, not every employer or workers’ compensation insurer plays by the rules. Workers’ compensation insurance carriers, like all insurers, make money by taking in more in premiums than they pay out in benefits. An experienced Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorney can help ensure that you receive fair compensation after an injury at work, and that you have access to the medical care and support you need in a timely manner.
Massachusetts workers’ compensation offers several different types of benefits, depending on the nature of the injury and resulting disability. These are:
Workers’ compensation insurance also pays up to $4,000 for reasonable burial expenses when an employee is killed at work or dies as the result of an occupational illness.
When the workers’ compensation process goes smoothly, it plays out like this:
Unfortunately, there are several ways this process can go wrong:
It is generally in your best interest to contact a workers’ compensation attorney at the first sign of trouble. The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents recommends that you seek legal counsel if your claim is disputed, as workers’ compensation law is complex.
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