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How Can You Benefit From Workers’ Compensation 

If you have been injured at work, you should seek medical care immediately so that a doctor or other medical professional can document your injury status. Filing a claim will make filing a claim much more straightforward. If your workers’ compensation gets approved, you will be able to benefit from: 

  • Paid Medical Treatments 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Permanent Disability Payments 
  • Temporary Disability Payments 
  • Paid Rehabilitation

How We Are Able to Help 

At the Law Office of James F. White, we are ready to take on your workers’ compensation case. Our team of legal professionals will provide representation for all compensation claims, including: 

  • Industry-specific claims: These claims work to help individuals who have been hurt no matter the job. This includes union workers, restaurant workers, and caretakers. Since workplace injuries can happen anywhere, claims do not have to be from just one accident. Repetitive motion injuries and occupational illnesses acquired at work are also eligible for the claims process. 
  • Workers’ compensation appeals: Even if your claim is valid, it might still get denied. When this happens, you still have options. We can gather more evidence, file the necessary paperwork, and formulate a stronger case so that your appeal is more likely to go through. 
  • Permanent disability claims: If you sought out medical treatment for your injuries and you are still suffering from the effects of a work-related injury, you might be able to receive permanent disability benefits. 

Contact a Franklin, Massachusetts Workers' Comp Attorney Today

If you have been injured in a work-related incident or you are suffering long-term disability because of unsafe working conditions, our experienced attorneys can help. While we know you are not necessarily looking to file claims against your employer, getting the compensation you deserve to recover is still important. 

Additionally, if your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, do not give up. We will help you appeal the initial claim so that you can still benefit from workers’ compensation. At the Law Office of James F. White, we will work with you to compile the necessary information and paperwork for a strong appeal.

Massachusetts Workers' Comp FAQ

Do I Need A Workers Comp Lawyer To File A Claim In Massachusetts?

While hiring a workers' compensation lawyer to file a claim in Massachusetts is not a legal requirement, it is recommended, especially if your case involves complex issues. An attorney specializing in workers' compensation is familiar with the relevant laws, regulations, and procedures and can guide you through.

At the Law Office of James F. White, we are ready to fight for your rights as an employee in Massachusetts. We can work with you throughout the claims process to ensure you are treated fairly and take the right steps to maximize your claim benefits.

What Benefits Am I Entitled To If I'm Injured On The Job?

In Massachusetts, you may be entitled to various benefits if injured on the job. These benefits include:

  • Medical expenses: You may receive compensation to cover necessary medical treatment related to your workplace injury, including medications, hospital stays, physical therapy, doctor visits, and any required medical equipment.
  • Disability benefits: If you are permanently or partially injured at work, you may be eligible for disability benefits. These benefits cover a specific percentage of your lost wages due to the injury.
  • Rehabilitation program: You can also be compensated for the costs of rehabilitation programs, vocational workshops, and job placement services to help you recover and restore your life.

How Long Do I Have To Report A Workplace Injury To My Employer?

The time frame for reporting a workplace injury to your employer in Massachusetts is as soon as possible but at least thirty days after the injury was discovered or should have reasonably been discovered.

Reporting the injury soon after it occurs allows your employer to investigate the incident and initiate the workers' compensation claim process. This can also help ensure that the necessary medical treatment and benefits are provided on time.

What Should I Do Immediately After A Workplace Injury?

Following a workplace injury, you should take certain immediate steps to protect your health and ensure you receive the support you need. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Seek medical treatment
  • Notify your employer about the injury as soon as possible
  • Document the incident by taking pictures of the accident scene and any visible injuries
  • Get witness statements
  • Keep a personal record of the injury, including dates, medical appointments, times, and any expenses incurred
  • Consult with a workers' compensation lawyer

What Are The Benefits Of Hiring A Workers Comp Lawyer?

  • An attorney can help you determine your eligibility for workers' compensation
  • Your attorney will ensure you meet all legal requirements in Massachusetts
  • A attorney will communicate with your employer's insurance company on your behalf
  • A workers comp attorney can help you pursue the maximum allowed benefits
  • Your attorney can file an appeal on your behalf

Obtaining legal counsel to represent you can make all the difference if you have been injured at the workplace. Contact us at (508) 541-8585 to schedule a free consultation and see how our workers' comp lawyer, Jim White, can help.

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