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Are You Entitled to Workers Compensation in Massachusetts?

Even if your job isn't physically demanding, there's always a chance you could suffer an injury at work. If you work at an office, for example, you could sprain your back while moving a piece of furniture or lifting a file. You work hard to boost your company's profits—if you suffer an injury while performing your work duties, you are likely entitled to workers' compensation. If you have any questions about workers' compensation, or if your employer's insurance company is withholding benefits, don't hesitate to contact a Boston workers' compensation attorney. The Law Offices of Morgan J. Gray has been helping workers in the Boston area and throughout Massachusetts obtain benefits for over 20 years.

Workers' Compensation Considerations

Having a basic understanding of workers' compensation is important for picking up the pieces after a serious work-related injury. An attorney can help you understand the following aspects of work injuries.

Disability Benefits: Depending on the severity of your injury, you might seek temporary or permanent disability benefits. If you expect to heal from your injury and return to work, you'll only need temporary disability benefits.

Compensation Insurance: It's important to determine whether your employer has workers' compensation insurance. If they don't, you may be eligible to receive benefits from the Workers' Compensation Trust Fund.

What to Do After Suffering an Injury: You should have no problem obtaining workers' compensation as long as you follow a certain protocol after suffering a work injury.

  • Seek Medical Attention: For the sake of your health, it's important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you are unsure whether the injury is serious, delaying treatment may complicate your legal matter. If you are in doubt, visit a doctor. Your employer's insurance company may request that you visit another doctor after your initial treatment—this is normal.
  • Report Your Injury: To receive benefits in a timely manner, you must inform your employer of your injury at your earliest convenience. Massachusetts employees have four years from the date of their injury to file workers' compensation claims.
  • Hire a Lawyer: For help ensuring that you don't make any mistakes during the claim process, it's a good idea to hire a skilled workers' compensation attorney. A lawyer can also address any complications that arise.

The Law Offices of Morgan J. Gray can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call our office at (617) 479-3000 to speak with a Boston workers' comp lawyer and get one step closer to obtaining benefits.