Work-Related Injuries: Determining Workers Compensation Eligibility


If you are injured while working at your job in Massachusetts, it is important to know what your rights are. You may be entitled to workers compensation depending on the situation.

To be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, you must show that you have an illness or injury that arises out of and in the course of your employment. In most instances, this fairly simple to do. A person injured at work while operating a forklift in his employer’s warehouse, for example, will have an injury that arose out of and in the course of his employment. But there are many times when the question is not so simple to answer. Workers compensation laws around this issue often become complicated questions of fact and law.
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