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An accident related to work may be traumatic, disturbing, and painful. If you or a loved one has been hurt at work, it is critical to do what is best to protect yourself and consult with our professional Boston workers' compensation attorneys at Markey Law Partners. To help people injured in work-related accidents heal, recover, and raise their quality of life, workers' compensation benefits (also referred to as 'workers comp') exist. That said, the path can be complicated and lengthy. One error can lead to denial of claims, denial of treatment, or even greater uncertainty.
In any employment, from construction sites and factories to office buildings and restaurants, workplace injuries may occur. You may be faced with substantial medical costs, lost income, and even vocational training to learn new job skills if you have been injured at work.
If you or a loved one got hurt on the job, you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney by your side – you need one of the attorneys at Markey Law Partners. We help injured workers throughout Massachusetts. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
What Is Workers' Comp in Massachusetts?
Workers' compensation laws are structured to ensure that if you are injured on the job, you are compensated. Fault is not considered in workers comp cases; you may claim compensation even though the accident was your fault if you were injured while on the job site.
Although the compensation laws of workers are designed to help you recover a portion of your losses, they do not actually seek to make you entirely whole. Markey Law Partners is focused on ensuring that you obtain the compensation that you need to completely recover. This also means finding damage from third parties, such as manufacturers of faulty equipment that may have led to your injury. Our attorneys shall assess and evaluate the detail of your case to ensure you get the justice you deserve.
An injured worker may have hundreds of questions after a workplace accident happens, and not only about their injuries and their ability to earn an income going forward, but also about their rights to compensation. A framework of workers' compensation insurance operates to mitigate delays and employer liability.
Workers' compensation is required for any company and/or organization under Massachusetts Law, c.152. In the state of Massachusetts, the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) governs the administration of workers' compensation laws. The Department of Industrial Accidents will deal with any disputes if the claim of any injured employees is rejected.
Things to do if you got injured at work
If you are injured at work, you cannot believe that the full benefits you receive will be paid automatically or that the workers' compensation insurer of your employer will accept your claim. In reality, the claims of many workers are ignored or undervalued.
Take steps to protect your interests after an accident at work:
Common Types of Workplace Comp Injuries in Massachusetts
Each workplace presents a certain risk of injury. Although certain injuries in the workplace can result in nothing more than scrapes and bruises, others can really alter life. Workers face several dangerous risks every day while on the job. Some of the most common forms of severe injuries incurred in accidents at work include:
Sometimes, severe injuries prevent employees from ever performing the tasks needed by their employment again. Permanent conditions lead to lost income, insurance complications, and overwhelming medical expenses, in addition to pain and suffering. Our Massachusetts workers compensation lawyers are keen to help victims of injuries receive the maximum and appropriate compensation they are entitled to.
Filing a Workers Compensation Claim in Massachusetts
You probably have the right to file a workers' compensation claim for benefits if you are an employee who is injured while performing a work-related job, or if you have acquired an occupational disorder. That is your first priority if you need emergency medical treatment. Otherwise, supplying the employer with written notice of your injury is the first move since being injured at work. If you fail to give written notice to your employer, the claims process will be postponed or you may be denied benefits altogether.
You can then receive instructions from your employer on seeking medical treatment and continuing with the claims process after giving notice to your employer. You must obtain medical attention from an approved provider, note. If you do not, you would actually have to pay out of pocket for treatment.
While your employer will inform the insurer of your injuries on your behalf much of the time, which will start the claims process, you will initiate the process on your own if they do not.
To do this, you will need to fill out Form 110 – Employee Claim. You must send this form to the Department of Industrial Accidents. You may also be required to send copies of supporting documents, including unpaid medical bills, healthcare reports, any accident reports, witnesses’ names, and statements of witnesses.
A wrongful death case might be a suitable option to protect the future of your family in certain horrific circumstances if a workplace accident leads to death.
What are the general benefits covered under Workers Compensation?
Workers' compensation benefits are a form of no-fault benefit designed to compensate an injured worker for any losses sustained as a result of an accident in the workplace. Benefits that are available from the workers' compensation system in Massachusetts include benefits:
Timeframe to receive workers compensation in Massachusetts
The timeframe to receive benefits from workers compensation in Massachusetts can depend on various factors, including:
Medical benefits can start immediately in most instances. As soon as possible, you must be able to see a doctor of your employer's choice. Such benefits would not start until you are unable to return to work for at least six calendar days, such as wage-replacement benefits. If you have a disability or permanent injury, once you meet full medical improvement, compensation will usually not be paid.
It will take longer to obtain benefits if the claim is disputed. You will need to file an appeal if your claim is denied, which may take months. To expedite the entire process and receive benefits soon, working with our experienced workers’ compensation lawyer at Markey Law Partners is strongly recommended.
Deadlines for Workplace Injury Claims
Timing is crucial when filing a worker's compensation claim in Massachusetts. You could be indefinitely barred from recovery if you wait too long to inform your employer of your accident at work or to file your compensation claim.
Under the law, you are required to provide notice of workplace injury to your employer as soon as it is possible. You have four years from the date of the workplace accident to do so if you need to pursue the workplace compensation claim.
We understand your situation and defend your rights
We will make it simple for you
The workers' compensation attorneys at Markey Law Partners know how daunting the legal process can seem. That’s why we make getting help from our office quick and easy. All you have to do is call us and we’ll start reviewing your case:
We know you deserve compensation
Every day at your workplace, you work hard. You deserve compensation should you suffer an injury or illness as a result. Our lawyers are ready to fight for your interests and to help you get the money you deserve.
Contact our Massachusetts Workers Comp Lawyers
It is a stressful experience to endure a work-related accident or illness that can affect your health, finances, and career. You could be forced to lose work time by your injury, which may lead to unbearable uncertainty on how you will account for your medical costs and other expenses. A lot of people calling our office are in pain and concerned about what will happen next.
The workers’ compensation attorneys at Markey Law Partners are part of a passionate team that will handle your workers’ compensation case from beginning to end. Our attorneys at Markey Law Partners are dedicated to fighting for the rights of workers, in and out of the courtroom across Massachusetts.