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Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Framingham, MA

Get the Workers’ Comp Benefits You Are Entitled To

No one wants to get injured at work, especially when that injury keeps them from working in the future. Sustaining a workplace injury can be stressful, and even more so when you are struggling to get workers’ compensation benefits. The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) is notorious for denying claims, and workers’ comp itself is a system that most employees find confusing and frustrating.

When you need to lend some clarity to state laws and processes, the Law Offices of James F. White, P.C. is here for you. We have more than 30 years of experience handling workers’ comp claims, and Attorney James F. White would be honored to put his knowledge and skill to work for you.

All you need to do is call our Framingham workers’ compensation firm at (508) 449-9166 today.

Am I Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

In Massachusetts, all employers have to carry workers’ compensation insurance; the one exception is for those who employ domestic workers for less than 16 hours each week. This means that if you are an employee in Massachusetts, you are most likely covered by workers’ compensation insurance and, thus, entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you get injured on the job.

If your benefits are denied, our Framingham workers’ comp lawyer may be able to help.

What Is Workers’ Comp?

Workers’ compensation insurance covers injuries sustained “during the course of employment,” as well as work-related mental or emotional disabilities and occupational diseases. Benefits help employees gain access to “medical and hospital services, medically necessary equipment and prescribed drugs, weekly compensation for lost income during the period the employee cannot work, and vocational and rehabilitation services.”

Workers’ compensation claims are handled by the Massachusetts DIA, and the state’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) oversees the system as a whole. We have experience working with these government organizations, as well as many employers and insurance companies in and around Framingham, MA.

How to File a Workers’ Comp Claim

Workers’ compensation kicks in once your workplace injury renders you unable to work for 5 days or more. If you miss 21 days of work, the 5-day waiting period may become irrelevant. In any situation, your first course of action after a workplace injury is filing the First Report of Injury with your employer. Sometimes, employers intentionally mishandle this report to avoid paying benefits. This is illegal, and you should not hesitate to take legal action. Otherwise, your employer may request more information and approve or deny your claim accordingly.

If your employer refuses to act or denies your claim, you can make a claim directly with the DIA. You must follow the DIA’s application requirements very carefully in order to get approved.

Our results-driven attorneys can help you through the DIA process, whether you are just starting your claim or appearing at a conciliation. The sooner you involve our legal team, the stronger your claim will be. Luckily, our firm offers free initial consultations.

Call the Law Offices of James F. White, P.C. Today

If you have questions about workers’ compensation or need help with a claim, Attorney James F. White is here to help. As 1 of 5 children born to a working-class family, Jim White truly understands what you are going through. As a lawyer with more than 30 years of legal experience, Jim has the skill and knowledge he needs to fight for your rights.

We handle all our cases on a contingency-fee-basis, which means we don’t win unless you do.

Call us at (508) 449-9166 today for a free, no-obligation consultation or schedule your appointment online.

We look forward to helping you through your workers’ compensation claim.

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