Massachusetts Workers Compensation: Benefits Employees Can Expect


Employees in Massachusetts who suffer an illness or an injury arising out of and in course of employment are eligible for weekly compensation benefits during their period of incapacity from work. In addition to common workplace accidents, personal injuries include infectious or contagious diseases if the nature of the employment is such that the hazard of contracting such diseases by an employee is inherent in the employment. State law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage, and the carriers must provide the benefits for which the employee qualifies based on the nature of the injury and the resulting incapacity from work.

Temporary Disability Benefits
Injured workers who are unable to work for six days or more are entitled to weekly compensation benefits. They are entitled to receive 60 percent of their average weekly wage and are eligible to receive these benefits for up to three years, or 156 weeks.
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How Long-Term Disability Attorneys May Help You To Get Your Benefits


If you have suffered an injury or experienced an illness that will keep you out of work for an extended period of time, you may be entitled to benefits that cover long term disability in Massachusetts. However, the rules for applying for group coverage benefits are complex and you cannot afford to make a mistake trying to get the benefits you need. This is where an attorney can assist you and make it easier to get approved for benefits under your long term disability policy.

Your Attorney Knows That Different Conditions Mean Different Rules

Chronic pain and mental health disorders are among the most common ailments keeping people from going to work. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to establish the existence or the severity of such problems. Insurance companies routinely deny valid claims or limit benefits by concluding that a claim is not debilitating or cannot be objectively verified.
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