Protecting the Rights of Injured Workers
If you have been injured on a job site, you may be worried about paying for medical expenses and recovering lost wages. Thankfully, all Massachusetts employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage. However, not all workers’ comp claims are accepted, and many get denied. The Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young has been protecting the rights of injured workers for over 15 years. Contact our experienced Lowell workers’ comp attorneys today to schedule a free consultation and recover the compensation you deserve.
Protecting the Rights of Injured Workers | Workers’ Comp Benefits
In Massachusetts, there are two main types of workers’ compensation benefits: income replacement and medical care coverage. The amount of compensation rewarded for each is dependent upon the extent of the worker’s injuries and how long the worker will be out of work.
Income replacement refers to lost wage recovery. An injured worker can receive 60% of their gross weekly wage for up to 156 weeks. For injuries that lead to permanent disability, the worker is compensated for as long as the disability is present.
Medical care coverage will cover expenses for all of the worker’s medical needs following the accident, including mileage reimbursement for hospital visits and any prescriptions given by a doctor. The workers’ comp insurance company will pay for all medical expenses as long as they are within reason, or accident-related.
Protecting the Rights of Injured Workers | Hire an Attorney
The legal process for obtaining this type of recovery is usually quite complex and typically requires the advice of an experienced Massachusetts injured worker attorney. The lawyer can explain the legal rights an injured worker may have and the steps they must take to take full advantage of those rights. In some situations, an injured worker will have two possible avenues of recovery: workers’ compensation and a personal injury lawsuit.
If you’re hurt at work, you might have questions about what your legal options are. If so, please contact our office for a free consultation with a dedicated Massachusetts injured worker attorney. We can discuss your legal situation and provide the guidance you need to obtain the compensation you deserve.