You’ve likely heard about workers’ compensation, but you never expected to find yourself in a situation that warrants benefits. Of course, no one anticipates being hurt at work, but when it happens, you may be entitled to compensation from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. By law, workers’ compensation insurance covers medical expenses, some lost wages, and more, giving you and your family much-needed financial assistance and peace of mind in case of a work injury or illness.
Here’s what to expect after you file a workers’ compensation claim.
How to File a Claim for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If your employer does not report your work accident to their insurance or your claim is denied, you can file a claim yourself at the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents. As an employee in Massachusetts, workers’ compensation claims can be filed using the Department of Industrial Accidents Form 110, “Employee’s Claim.” Filing a claim starts your legal path and formally begins an organized dispute resolution process for obtaining a final and binding agreement, or a final and binding decision by an Administrative Judge, about the benefits you could be eligible to receive.
Form 110 requests information about your injury or illness, what types of compensation you’re seeking, and other documents relevant to your claim. It is essential that you accurately provide as much information as possible when completing the form and that you provide all documentation requested.
In addition to Form 110, you may need to include medical reports, medical bills, and any other available medical evidence proving you suffered a work-related injury or disabling condition. What other documents you may need to include will depend on what benefits you’re seeking. You also should send a copy of the completed Form 110 to your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer.
Why You Should Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Completing Form 110 can be overwhelming and often confusing. There are many court rules about how to file the paperwork and what documents you must include. If you fail to provide the necessary information or supporting documents or make any mistakes preparing Form 110 and submitting the claim package to the Department of Industrial Accidents, your claim could be returned for correction or supplementation, and you will have to submit it again. To avoid any delays and ensure that you receive benefits as soon as possible, hire an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to manage your case and leave no stone unturned in the claims process.
Boston Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Committed to Your Case
You work hard to support yourself and your family, and when you’re injured in a workplace accident, it could turn your entire world upside down. Fortunately, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to help get you back on your feet. Let the committed, compassionate workers’ compensation lawyers at Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers walk you through the process from beginning to end and ensure a speedy recovery and safe return to work.
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