For almost 30 years, the workers’ compensation lawyers of Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., have successfully handled every type of workers’ compensation case for residents of Merrimack Valley, NH, who are employed and work in Massachusetts, and Merrimack Valley residents who were hired in Massachusetts and have been injured on the job in other states.
Our team of legal professionals’ sole purpose is to make sure workers from Merrimack Valley are fairly compensated for any workplace injury or related illness. If you, as a Merrimack Valley resident, are injured while on the job, we invite you to call our Boston-based workers’ compensation attorneys today toll free at (800) 367-0871 or use our online form to get a free case evaluation.
Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Serve Merrimack Valley, New Hampshire, Residents
With a roughly 35-mile width centered on the Merrimack River, and running from Canterbury, New Hampshire, south to the Massachusetts border is the area known as the Merrimack Valley Region. This south-central portion of the state is bordered on the west by the town of Henniker and on the east by Nottingham. The Merrimack Valley incorporates portions of Hillsborough, Rockingham and Merrimack counties, the state capital of Concord and the state’s two largest cities, Manchester and Nashua. The Merrimack Valley’s industrial cities once flourished along the Merrimack River, taking advantage of its waterpower. Today, modern suburbs dot the Valley, complemented by scenic rural areas.
How the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation System Can Help Merrimack Valley Residents
If your employment in the state of Massachusetts results in your being injured or stricken with an illness, as a resident of Merrimack Valley, New Hampshire, you have the right to receive medical treatment compensated by your employer based on Massachusetts law. You may also be entitled to replacement wages compensation.
The Office of Claims Administration (OCA) administers the workers’ compensation system in Massachusetts. This is where a claim for a work-related injury or illness begins. Disputed claims are escalated to The Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA), which is responsible for overseeing the entire workers’ compensation system in Massachusetts and acts as a court system for these disputes.
You are required by law to notify your employer immediately if you become injured due to your employment, even if the injury or illness doesn’t appear to be serious or in need of emergency care. When you have a work-related injury or an illness that will result in lost work time of five or more scheduled work days, your employer must file the Employer’s First Report of Injury or Fatality (often called Form 101) with the DIA and their workers’ compensation insurance company within seven calendar days. Your employer’s insurance company then has 14 calendar days from receipt of this form to investigate the claim and make a decision as to whether to pay your workers’ comp claim.
The DIA office in Massachusetts that services Merrimack Valley residents is located at the Public Information Office, Department of Industrial Accidents, 1 Congress St., Suite 100, Boston, MA 02114-2017. The phone number is (617) 727-4900, ext. 470. Information about the Department of Industrial Accidents can also be found online www.mass.gov/lwd/workers-compensation.
Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Serving Merrimack Valley
If you are a Merrimack Valley resident who has been injured while working for a Massachusetts employer, let our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys offer you a free, no-obligation evaluation of your workers’ compensation claim. Please call Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., today toll free at (800) 367-0871 or use our confidential online contact form.