Did you know that if an employee is unable to earn their pre-injury wages for five or more days due to their work injury, the Employee is entitled to weekly workers compensation benefits?
The amount is based upon extent of disability. An employee deemed totally disabled is entitled to a weekly workers compensation benefit of 60% of their pre-injury wage. If this total disability is found to be permanent an injured worker would be eligible for a weekly workers compensation benefit of 66.67% of their pre-injury wage.
The Massachusetts Workers Compensation Statute also gives an injured employee the right to receive medical treatment from a doctor of their choosing. All Workers Compensation Benefits, including Massachusetts, are tax free.
If a work injury results in a total disability which lasts or is expected to last 12 consecutive months or more an Employee may be eligible for Social Security Disability payments as well as Workers Compensation Benefits.
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