Job sites, specifically construction sites, are a very dangerous place to work. Even if you take proper safety precautions, you could find yourself involved in a serious accident. Under Massachusetts law, you could be eligible for workers’ comp benefits if you have suffered a disability as a result of an accident. Our experienced Lowell workers’ comp attorneys can help you recover loss of function compensation.
Loss of Function Compensation | Benefits
I got a call the other day and they asked a question about whether or not scarring and loss of function was covered under Massachusetts workers’ comp. In fact, it is. It’s a specific benefit. Scarring is limited to your hands, neck, or face; disfigurement is not. Loss of function is basically calculated by a book with sets of amounts that they give you. Contact a workers’ compensation attorney to determine if, in fact, you’re entitled to any of those benefits.
Loss of Function Compensation | Temporary Partial Disability
I have a client I was talking with the other day. He was able to go back to some form of work, but not earn what he was earning before, so the insurance company agreed to put him on partial disability. In Massachusetts, you’re entitled to 60% of the difference between what you’re able to make after the injury and what your average weekly wage was prior to the injury. That benefit can run for up to five years.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured during work and have questions about loss of function benefits? 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.