Massachusetts Workers’ Comp Benefits

Massachusetts Workers’ Comp Benefits

Massachusetts Workers’ Comp Benefits

Massachusetts Workers’ Comp BenefitsAre you wondering what Massachusetts workers’ comp benefits are available to injured workers? Here is a comprehensive overview of how the workers’ compensation laws in Massachusetts work. Contact the Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young for any further questions.

Massachusetts Workers’ Comp Benefits | Disability

For disability benefits, the financial compensation awarded depends on the severity of the disability. In short, whether the worker is partially or totally disbaled and whether the disability is temporary or permanent. Permanent disability means that the worker is totally disabled and can never return to the workforce. A temporary disability means that the worker will eventually be able to return to work. Massachusetts law determines how much financial compensation a worker will receive if they are disabled:

  • Workers who are totally and permanently disabled will receive 2/3 of their average weekly wage with a minimum 20% of the state average weekly wage at the time of your injury, and an annual cost of living adjustment for as long as you are disabled.
  • Workers who are considered temporarily totally incapacitated will receive around 60% of their average weekly wage from the last year prior to the date of injury for up to 156 weeks. Payment begins on the sixth day of disability unless you cannot work for 21 days or more. Those days aren’t required to be consecutive.
  • Workers who are considered partially incapacitated may receive up to 60% of the difference between their average weekly wage and what they can earn with their disability for up to 260 weeks.

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Massachusetts Workers’ Comp Benefits | Medical Care

For disability benefits, the financial compensation awarded depends on the severity of the disability. In short, whether the worker is partially or totally disbaled and whether the disability is temporary or permanent. Permanent disability means that the worker is totally disabled and can never return to the workforce. A temporary disability means that the worker will eventually be able to return to work. Massachusetts law determines how much financial compensation a worker will receive if they are disabled:

  • Workers who are totally and permanently disabled will receive 2/3 of their average weekly wage with a minimum 20% of the state average weekly wage at the time of your injury, and an annual cost of living adjustment for as long as you are disabled.
  • Workers who are considered temporarily totally incapacitated will receive around 60% of their average weekly wage from the last year prior to the date of injury for up to 156 weeks. Payment begins on the sixth day of disability unless you cannot work for 21 days or more. Those days aren’t required to be consecutive.
  • Workers who are considered partially incapacitated may receive up to 60% of the difference between their average weekly wage and what they can earn with their disability for up to 260 weeks.

Massachusetts Workers’ Comp Benefits | Vocational Rehab

Vocational rehabilitation is another workers’ compensation benefit that can really help injured workers and their families. The purpose is to help the worker be able to return to the workforce. To qualify, the worker must be medically stable, suffer from a permanent functional limitation, and liability must be accepted by the insurer.

We want to help you with this difficult situation as best as we can. Don’t settle for anything less than what you deserve. Jeffery Young will be there to guide you through this whole process so that you can focus on your recovery. Contact our office today to set up a consultation.

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