Workers' Compensation Benefits in Medford
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In Massachusetts, the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) oversees
the state workers' compensation system. Following an on-the-job injury,
there are two main benefits available to the injured employee. Medical
benefits pay for any necessary treatments — including surgery, medication,
and rehabilitation — while weekly monetary benefits compensate the
employee for any lost income. Temporary disability benefits are paid out
weekly at 60% of the employee's average weekly wage for a maximum
of three years. Permanent disability benefits are paid out for the remainder
of the employee's life at 2/3 of their average weekly wage.
Workers' compensation goes into effect when a work-related injury prevents an employee from
being able to work for 5 or more calendar days. Once the fifth day of
work has been missed, the employer has 7 business days to report the injury
to their insurance company. The insurance company then has 14 calendar
days to start paying benefits or contest the claim.
Call (888) 558-0622 today to schedule your
free consultation with our firm.
Work with a Medford Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today
The workers' compensation system in Massachusetts is supposed to be
fairly straightforward, but there are all sorts of variables that can
quickly complicate the equation, especially for individuals without experience
with workers' compensation law.
If you have been injured on the job, you may be asking the following questions:
- What if my employer doesn't have workers' compensation insurance?
- What if I was injured on an out-of-state job?
- What if I work two different jobs?
- What if the insurance company is late with my benefits?
For answers to all these questions and more, contact
Brooks Law. We strongly recommend you work with a Medford workers’ compensation
lawyer who understands the complicated legal system. Our firm can handle
claims throughout Massachusetts, and we pride ourselves on our unmatched
client service. We are only satisfied when our clients are satisfied!
Call us today at
(888) 558-0622 to schedule a visit.