If you have suffered an injury or occupational disease in Massachusetts, then you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation in the state covers wage loss or lost earning potential if unable to work, medical treatment and other financial assistance. To collect these benefits, you must meet requirements such as reporting your injury to your employer within a certain time frame. Our workers’ compensation attorney at Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C. can help make filing for workers comp in Boston easier for those hurt on the job.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation in Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, the Department of Industrial Accidents is responsible for overseeing workers’ compensation claims. A no-fault system is in place; this means that you don’t have to show that your employer was negligent in any way, just that you were injured, to receive benefits. Eligible workers may receive benefits for a variety of things including vocational rehabilitation or medical care, to name a few. Our workers’ compensation legal team has the knowledge to represent injured workers across Boston. The first step in filing for workers’ compensation is to notify your employer, in writing, about your injury. After you give this notice, an employer’s first report of injury is filed with their insurance company and the DIA. From there, the workers’ compensation benefits process begins.
Schedule a Free Legal Consultation to Discuss Filing for Workers’ Compensation Today
It’s important to have experienced workers’ compensation attorneys by your side that understand the legal process associated with workers’ compensation in Massachusetts. When you’ve suffered a workplace injury or occupational disease, you’re entitled to benefits. To learn more and to schedule a free legal consultation with the workers’ compensation attorney from Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C. today, call our law office at 800-367-0871. We are based in Boston, but we also serve Suffolk County including Boston, Jamaica Plain, and Revere; Middlesex County including Cambridge, Framingham, Lowell, Malden, Newton, Somerville, and Waltham; Norfolk County including Brookline; Essex County including Haverhill, Lawrence, and Salem; Worcester County including Fitchburg, Leominster, and Worcester as well as Plymouth County including Brockton and Plymouth.