One of the most devastating losses that occur to a working adult is a disruption or total loss of their primary source of income. Often, through no fault of their own, hard-working people find that they have been injured on the job to the extent that they are no longer able to perform their regular duties. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, there are very clear laws about making a claim for benefits under workers compensation, and those who don’t have proper representation can find themselves out in the cold.
Whether a workplace injury was clearly defined, such as a fall off of a ladder, or more ambiguous, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, the process of both filing a claim for worker’s compensation benefits and seeking proper treatment is complex at best. Employers must carry worker’s compensation insurance by law and these insurance companies always have attorneys on their payroll to represent their interests. If the interests of the employee are not being looked after, they may not get paid the wages that they are due, be afforded the medical treatment that they need for their injuries or be given a proper settlement if their claim comes to fruition.
What most injured worker’s fail to understand is that a denial of a worker’s compensation claim is not the end of the road when it comes to getting help. Far from it. An experience attorney specializing in worker’s compensation law can explain your rights to you as well as your options going forward. There is help out there for those who are suffering from workplace injuries. If you have questions or need help with your workers compensation claim, please contact us to schedule an appointment.