How Long Does Workers’ Comp Take to Pay?

When you’re injured at work, your first question is often “How Long Does Workers’ Comp Take to Pay?” The answer depends. Watch this video to learn more.

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Question:

When will I receive benefits for my workers’ compensation claim?

Answer:

I got a call from an injured worker the other day. They wanted to know, if they were injured recently, but they hadn’t seen any benefits yet what were the time limits for the insurance in paying. In Massachusetts, essentially, once you’ve notified your employer that you’re going to be out of work for at least five days, they have five business days to notify their insurance company. The insurance company then has 14 days to either pay or deny your case. If they do it within the 14 days, you’re in what they call a “pay-without-prejudice” period. What that means is, essentially, they can pay your claim for up to six months, potentially a year if you sign an extension, but they can cut your benefits off with just a week’s notice.How Long Does Workers Comp Take to Pay?If they don’t pay your claim within the 14 days, which they don’t in a lot of cases, then you need to file a claim with the Industrial Accidents and bring it before a judge for a decision on whether or not the benefits should be paid. It’s very important early on in your case to contact a qualified workers’ compensation attorney and make sure the process is proceeding the way it should.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured during work and are asking, “how long does workers’ comp take to pay? Contact a Lowell workers compensation lawyer at The Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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