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Applying for Workers’ Compensation: 5 Tips for Employees

According to research, instances of workplace injuries increased by 7.3% in 2016, and continue to rise year-after-year. Much of these workplace injuries are attributed to workplace violence, transportation, and falls.  Moreover, workplace injuries cost the U.S. economy close to $151 billion each year, due to lost wages and a slump in productivity.  As consumer demand… Read more

Does a Repetitive Strain Injury Qualify You for Workers’ Comp?

When you think of workers’ compensation, you most likely imagine an isolated but devastating event. This could be an employee who falls from scaffolding and incurs traumatic brain injury, or someone who loses a limb to a gruesome machinery accident. Or maybe it’s a worker who slips on a wet factory floor and breaks a… Read more

Can I Lose My Health Insurance While Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Sadly, you might lose employer sponsored health insurance coverage while you receive workers’ compensation benefits. Massachusetts state law protects injured workers from any retaliation they might face simply because they exercised their right to file a workers’ compensation claim, however it does not provide general protection to ensure that they will be able to maintain… Read more

What Types of Injuries Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

Under Massachusetts law, all businesses operating within the state are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The primary purpose of this insurance is to protect injured workers. Those who have been injured on the job in Massachusetts can recover compensation for their lost income as well as medical benefits. A wide variety of different injuries… Read more

When Can I Get Permanent Disability from Workers’ Compensation?

Under Massachusetts law, individuals who have been hurt on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Primarily, these benefits are designed to replace the income that is lost due to an injury and to provide medical benefits. Unfortunately, not all injured workers will be able to make a full recovery. If you have not… Read more

What is an Independent Medical Examination (IME)?

An on-the-job injury in Massachusetts will likely qualify you for workers’ compensation. However, your employer or the insurance company will almost certainly require an Independent Medical Examination (IME). The IME will typically take place at one of two times: Immediately after the injury, or; When the insurer believes treatment has been sufficient and is ready… Read more

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

An injury or illness caused by your duties at work can be very serious. The last thing you want to do is suffer a debilitating injury while you’re earning a paycheck. Ideally, you’ll put the incident behind you quickly. You want to get treatment, get better, and get back to earning money as soon as… Read more

Workers’ Comp Benefits Other Than Salary

If you have sustained an on the job injury and are entitled to a weekly benefit under the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Act you should look through your entire benefit package. You may have received fringe benefits that should be valued and added to your AWW which will result in an increase in your weekly benefit…. Read more