How to File for Workers’ Compensation
Skilled Boston Workers' Compensation Lawyers
For those injured on the job, workers’ compensation exists for the
injured to recover weekly benefits and the cost of medical coverage to
cover the various financial hardships that will likely come without having
to file a lawsuit. Filing a workers’ compensation claim, however,
can be complicated. Don’t jeopardize your chances of obtaining the
benefits you are entitled to, speak with our
Boston workers’ compensation attorney today!
Law Office of Steven R. Whitman has
more than 50 combined years of experience in personal injury. We create
custom solutions for clients who are injured due to another person’s negligent behavior, and our
impassioned advocacy has resulted in the recovery of
tens of millions of dollars in compensation.
Look to our firm when you are hurt and unsure what to do next - get your
Recover What You Need to Move Forward
If you are hurt on the job, your first step is to notify your employer
who should then give you an employee claim form with which you can report
your injury. Once you complete this form, take a picture of it with your
Compensation you may obtain for your claim can cover:
- Medical bills for surgery, treatment, or rehabilitation
- Compensation for retraining or re-education for those unable to continue
with their current job
- Time off work for recovery, normally sixty percent of normal pay
- Death benefits including burial expenses and payment for dependents
- Compensation for employees who are permanently disabled
- Loss of function and scarring benefits
Unfortunately, some employers and/or their insurer refuse workers’
compensation claims or discourage the injured from seeking a claim. If
this is the case, you need to speak with our
personal injury lawyer in Boston. We can stand up for your right to file a claim.
Protecting Your Right to Compensation
Your claim once filed will go to a workers’ compensation coordinator
who can prepare added documentation to send to your employer’s insurance
carrier and the
Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents. The insurer will launch their own investigation into your claim to determine
the cause and results of the accident and either accept or deny your claim.
If you are injured on the job, you deserve to be fairly compensated. Even
if your employer or their insurance provider is denying your claim or
downplaying its seriousness, get a Boston workers' compensation attorney
from the Law Office of Steven R. Whitman on your side for effective and
knowledgeable legal counsel.
Call today to set up your free case evaluation at (617) 870-3347!