Workers’ compensation protects employers and employees nationwide from financial loss in a workplace accident. However, there are some rules and exceptions that you must consider before making a claim. If you or someone you know has been hurt at work and are seeking workers’ compensation benefits, here’s what you need to know before you file.
What Workers’ Compensation Covers vs. What It Doesn’t
Workers’ compensation, or workman’s compensation, provides a variety of benefits when an employee suffers an injury while in the scope of their employment. Some benefits an employee could receive when faced with a workplace injury or illness include:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Ongoing care costs
However, not all workplace incidents result in workers’ compensation benefits being awarded. In some situations, an injured employee may not be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits after a workplace injury. For example, an injured worker may not receive workers’ compensation for:
- Injuries due to intoxication in the workplace
- Injuries sustained intentionally by an employee
- Emotional damage that is not accompanied by physical trauma in the workplace
Why Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
Unfortunately, many valid workers’ compensation claims are denied daily, leaving deserving workers unable to support themselves and their families. In that case, you would need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to secure your benefits for a speedy recovery and safe return to work.
At Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers, we are committed to protecting the rights of workers all across the Greater Boston region. If you or a loved one has been injured at work and needs help navigating workers’ compensation, we are ready to speak with you and evaluate your case for free.
Boston Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Committed to Your Case
When you suffer an injury or illness at work, you need a dedicated legal team to protect your rights. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality representation for our clients at Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers, and we are here to help you.
Contact us today by submitting the form below or calling our office at 617-777-7777 for a free legal consultation.