MA Workers Comp FAQ
When you’ve endured a work-related injury or illness and need to take some time off work so you can recover, you could be entitled to workers compensation benefits.
Below, we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions our clients have had in regards to their claims and benefits. If you have additional questions, you can reach out to one of our experienced workers comp lawyers in Massachusetts.
Will I qualify for workers compensation?
Each case is different, but when we are able to establish that your condition was caused by the work you perform on a daily basis, you should meet the requirements for obtaining workers comp benefits. However, if you were inebriated, violating your company’s ethics code, or committing a crime when injured, you could be disqualified.
What do workers comp benefits consist of?
In MA, you are entitled to disability benefits of 60 percent of your average weekly salary, in addition to the coverage of your medical expenses that accrue as a result of your injuries. Additionally, if you are the family member of someone who has died due to a work-related condition, the decedent’s workers comp protection will extend to you, and you’ll be entitled to death benefits.
How long can I collect workers comp?
The answer to this question largely depends on the type of injury you’ve endured. Generally speaking, you can obtain workers compensation benefits until you are able to return to work or until you reach the maximum weeks allowable, based on your injuries.
What do I do if my claim was denied?
Before we file your appeal, we’ll try to work with the insurance company to resolve their objections. If we can’t reach a reasonable agreement, we’ll file your appeal with the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents, which will then examine the details of your claim.
Contact a MA Workers Comp Lawyer
If you’re ready to move forward with your claim, or if you need assistance beating a denial, speak with a Massachusetts workers comp lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC.
We provide work injury victims with a free consultation so we can get a better idea of the circumstances of your case before you sign with us. You can schedule yours when you complete the convenient contact form below or call our office at 1-800-660-2270.