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Helping You With Workers’ Compensation Claims

When you file a workers’ compensation claim, you will instantly be dealing with businesses and insurance companies. While these organizations are meant to help you, they are usually more interested in protecting their profits. As such, you can recruit an attorney at any point in the workers’ compensation process.

If you want proven advocacy from the start of a workers’ compensation claim or at any moment along the way, the Law Offices of James F. White, P.C. is here for you. Our experienced Franklin workers’ comp lawyer can help you file a claim, deal with insurance companies and the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA), and even file an appeal.

All you need to do is call us at (508) 449-9166 today.

How Workers’ Comp Works in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, all employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance for all employees, excepting only domestic employees who work less than 16 hours a week. Workers’ compensation insurance applies when you are injured on the job or become ill because of your job. Insurance benefits should cover all medical expenses related to your accident or illness and can cover missed wages beginning on the 6th day of missed work.

To apply for benefits, you must file a workers’ compensation claim with the DIA. For a successful claim, you must provide all of the following information:

  • The date you were injured or became ill
  • The 1st and 5th days of work you missed
  • Your workers’ comp insurance carrier
  • Where and how you were injured
  • Which body part(s) are affected
  • Your anticipated recovery time
  • Where you were initially treated
  • Your current doctor

If you do not include all of this information, your claim may be denied.

Most claims get rejected by the DIA, but our Franklin workers’ compensation attorney can help you prepare, maximizing your chances of approval.

Common Workers’ Comp Claims

According to Insurance Journal, strains and sprains are the most common workplace injuries. At our firm, we see many clients with back injuries and repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) like carpal tunnel.

Other common workplace injuries include:

If you’ve been injured in any of the scenarios above, recruit our well-reviewed workers’ compensation lawyer today.

How Hiring a Lawyer Can Help

Although the workers’ compensation process sometimes works without a lawyer, there are many steps that can go wrong. Sometimes, employers do not provide you with the information you need or retaliate against you for filing a claim. Both of these behaviors are illegal, and having an attorney intervene can expedite justice.

Other times, dealing with the DIA and insurance providers can be difficult. We help you adhere to all rules and regulations, so your claim can be handled without confusion.

Ultimately, the compensation you recover should help with your medical bills and missed work, which is crucial when you are a working person trying to heal from an injury or illness.

Click here to see some of our most recent workers’ comp settlements.

Why Choose the Law Offices of James F. White, P.C.?

With former experience as a defense attorney for insurance companies, our founding partner, James F. White, has the knowledge and skill you need to file a successful workers’ compensation claim in Franklin, MA.

If you’ve been injured at work the Law Offices of James F. White, P.C. is here to help.

Call us at (508) 449-9166 today or contact us online to discuss your case.

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