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In Massachusetts, Workers Compensation law is governed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 152 which sets forth the types of benefits an injured Employee is entitled to receive.
If you have been injured at work it is important to immediately consult an attorney familiar with Workers Compensation Law. Whether or not your Employer’s insurance company has started making Workers Compensation payments to you it is important to know your rights.
At some point the insurance company will attempt to stop paying your benefits. That is when you will need legal counsel to guide you through the process. The more you understand about the Workers Compensation benefits process, the more prepared you will be to deal with the workers compensation insurance company when it stops paying your benefits.
Attorney Daniel Goldman knows the intricacies of Massachusetts Workers Compensation law and will guide you through the process with competence and compassion. Contact Attorney Goldman after a work-related accident for a free consultation. Learn what benefits you are entitled to and about the Massachusetts Workers Compensation insurance process so are not surprised when the insurance company stops paying your benefits.
As an injured Employee you are entitled to weekly indemnification payments, while you are disabled, and your medical benefits.
Worker’s Compensations Benefits:
- Medical Care-M.G.L. c. 152, §30 “The insurer shall furnish to an injured employee adequate and reasonable health care services.” These services include, but are not limited to, hospitalizations, doctor visits, surgeries, diagnostic tests (i.e. MRIs, CTs, etc.), medicines, equipment, and travel costs reasonably necessary to treat your injury.
- Temporary Total Incapacity Benefits-M.G.L. c. 152, §34 These are weekly benefits paid to cover your lost wages while your injury totally disables you from employment. The benefit paid is 60% of the Employee’s average weekly wage.
- Temporary Partial Incapacity Benefits-M.G.L. c. 152, §35 These are weekly benefits paid to cover your lost wages while your injury partially disables you from employment. The benefit paid is 60% of the difference between the Employee’s average weekly wage and the wage the Employee can currently earn.
- Permanent and Total Incapacity Benefits-M.G.L. c. 152, §34A These are weekly benefits paid to cover your lost wages if your injury permanently and totally disables you from employment. The benefit paid is two-thirds of the Employee’s average weekly wage.
- Loss of Function & Scarring Benefits-M.G.L. c. 152, §36 These are benefits paid to an Employee if the injury results in a permanent scar, loss of use or function of a body part or other specified condition.
- Death Benefits-M.G.L. c. 152, §31 These are payments paid to dependents of the Employee if the work injury results in the Employee’s death.