If you were injured on the job in Massachusetts, you are eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim. More often than not, you will be reimbursed. However, there are a few mistakes that will make a claim difficult. Our experienced Lowell workers’ comp attorneys can help you avoid these case-ruining errors.
Reporting an Injury Too Late
A question that comes up a lot with clients is, “Can your claim be denied if you don’t file a claim in time?” The insurance company can deny your claim, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a claim. You can file a claim with the Department of Industrial Accidents and bring your claim before a judge. The judge will decide whether or not your claim needs to be paid. It’s best to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer and discuss with them what you need to do to get your claim filed.
Not Seeing a Doctor Immediately
I got a call from a gentleman the other day who was in the union and he wanted to know if he would have to see a company doctor on a workers’ compensation injury claim. Under Massachusetts workers’ compensation law in most cases, you don’t have to go to a particular doctor or a company doctor. There are some situations where unions will make agreements that you see their doctor first, but that’s the exception to the rule. If you have questions, you should speak to a workers’ compensation attorney who handles workers’ comp in Massachusetts, to get the answers to those questions.
Avoiding these mistakes that will make a claim difficult is your first step to receiving workers’ compensation. We can handle the rest. Contact the Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyers.