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Workplace injuries can be especially frightening because they are intimately related to your livelihood. Not only will you need time off work to recover, but your care and compensation also go through your employer. Disagreements can lead to conflict with supervisors and some employers (illegally) discourage their employees from making claims at all.

If you’ve been harmed on the job, you need to know that employers and insurance companies are not always on your side. Many injured workers prefer to work with a knowledgeable attorney who can help them understand and advocate for their rights.

If you are injured at work in Marlborough, the Law Offices of James F. White is proud to be on your side.

Call us at (508) 449-9166 to find out what we can do for you today.

What Is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance for injuries sustained “during the course of employment,” as well as work-related mental or emotional disabilities and occupational diseases. Injured workers are eligible for benefits, including medical care and weekly compensation during the period they cannot work.

In Massachusetts, the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) has a key role in workers’ comp administration and the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) monitors, recommends, gives testimony, and reports on all aspects of the workers’ compensation system.

Depending on how far your claim goes, you may have to deal with one or both of these government agencies.

Our Marlborough workers’ compensation lawyer can help.

Am I Eligible for Workers’ Comp?

With the exception of those who employ domestic workers for less than 16 hours each week, all employers in Massachusetts must carry workers’ comp insurance. If you are an employee in Massachusetts and you have been injured or made ill by your job, you are likely eligible for workers’ comp. Your medical benefits should apply immediately, and other benefits may kick in once you are away from work for 5 days or more as a result of your injury.

In any case, you must notify your employer and file the First Report of Injury. From there, your employer and their insurance company may request more information and approve or deny your claim.

If you believe your claim is being mishandled or improperly denied, you can make a claim with the DIA. Most claims get rejected by the DIA, so you must follow instructions carefully to have your claim taken seriously.

Follow this external link for information on how to file a workers’ compensation claim in Marlborough and throughout Massachusetts and call our firm if you have any questions or need assistance.

How Our Attorney Helps

The workers’ compensation system can be confusing and lead to increased stress and frustration, which are the last things you need after a workplace injury. Our attorney can lend clarity and help you understand state laws and processes. Simply put, we help make sure the system works for you.

No matter where you are in the workers’ comp process, you can contact the Law Offices of James F. White for a free, confidential consultation.

Whether your employer is refusing to act, your provider denies your claim, or you need help dealing with the DIA, our experienced Marlborough workers’ comp lawyer is up to the task.

Why Choose the Law Offices of James F. White?

Attorney James F. White is a compassionate workers’ comp attorney with a working-class background. He understands the issues you are facing, and his firm is here to help. We have a proven track record of success with previous clients and over 30 years of aggressive legal experience and advocacy.

When you choose our firm, you will get dedicated representation and personalized guidance throughout the legal process. We also will not collect any legal fees unless you win your case.

To get started, simply call us at (508) 449-9166 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation case review.

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