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!
The Law Office of Steven R. Whitman has more than 55 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.
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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 cell phone.
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!