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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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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