What is Worker’s Compensation in MA?

Workers’ Compensation Simply Defined

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Additionally, worker’s compensation provides medical treatment, that under the statute, is fair, reasonable and medically necessary to the industrial accident or the illness. It also provides some other side benefits such as prescriptions, and any other out-of-pocket expenses. Furthermore, the insurer is supposed to reimburse the injured employee traveling expenses of .45 cents a mile, round trip to and from the doctor. We recommend our clients to keep a log once a month for travel distances relating to the injury, and submit that and the insurance company.

Workers’ compensation all comes back to a wage replacement system for people that can’t work because of injury, and the additional hardships that come with the injury. It enables somebody to get better and/or get the treatment that they need.