Things to Consider When Enlisting a Workers Compensation Attorney


On the job work accidents are never expected. When they do happen, they instantly change the life of the person who is injured. The injured individual may be facing a long recovery, expense of medical bills, loss of employment, or other life-changing disabilities. In the state of Massachusetts, workers may be entitled to compensation as a result of an on-the-job injury. Unfortunately, getting that compensation is not always easy.

When workers file a workers compensation claim, sometimes their employer or their insurance company does not treat them fairly. An insurance company may unexpectedly deny the workers claim. Or they may delay paying for medical treatment or withhold certain benefits that the injured individual is due. In these cases, it may be in the injured worker’s best interest to consult a Massachusetts workers compensation attorney.
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Work with an Attorney When Filing for Workers Compensation Benefits


If you hurt your back, break a bone, or develop an illness while you are at work, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. Federal employees are generally covered under Federal Employees Compensation Act, State employees and workers in the private sector are generally covered under state workers’ compensation laws. Let’s take a look at the minimum requirements for eligiblility for workers compensation benefits.

You Must Take Time Off Because of Your Injury

Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to replace lost earnings resulting from missed work after a work-related injury. Employees must therefore typically miss a certain number of days of work before becoming eligible for benefits.
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