Workers Compensation Benefits
Depending on an individual’s type of employment, accidents that occur at the workplace may result in serious or even catastrophic injuries. A serious workplace injury can leave you drowning in medical bills and rob you of your ability to work and provide for yourself and your family. It could also hurt your future earning potential. It may seem the insurance companies hold all of the cards, but the law offers legal ramifications that can help you get back on stable footing and on a path to a firm financial future.
The first thing you should do after being injured on the job is to secure workers compensation. In Massachusetts, workers compensation benefits are controlled by state law and include payment for lost wages and medical costs that are related to your injury. It is worth noting that workers compensation benefits do not include compensation for pain and suffering related to your accident and you should check to see if a claim or lawsuit can be filed against a third party other than your employer like their insurance company. By law, employers are required to provide all employees with their insurance company’s information.
Different Types of Workers Compensation Claims
There are many different circumstances that a claim can stem from including:
- Workplace accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Commercial/truck drivers’ accidents
- Industrial and manufacturing accidents
- Asbestos exposure
- And more
After being injured on the job, you may use workers compensation benefits to pay for medical bills and some of your wages. If your injury leaves you disabled you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to help pay your bills. In some cases you can also file a personal injury claim to provide compensation for pain and suffering and other things not directly addressed within the workers’ compensation law.
The law has limits on the amount of compensation you are allowed based on many variables such as:
- Eligibility and coverage
- Necessity of spousal and dependant support
- Loss of livelihood
- Degree and duration of the injury you sustained
The Massachusetts Workers Compensation Attorneys at Murad Law can help you through this process and pursue any legal remedies to your particular situation. If you have been injured on the job call the Workers Compensation Attorneys at Murad Law today at 617-227-4648.