Workers’ compensation in Massachusetts can be very complex. Even small things can hurt your chances of recovering compensation. Here is some helpful information:
- You must file your claim within four years of the date of the injury.
- If you become ill as a result of your job, you have four years from the time you first learned the illness was work-related to file your claim.
- Survivors or dependents must file a claim within four years of the date of the employee’s death.
- If you are filing a claim yourself, you must fill out Form 110 as accurately and fully as possible (including evidence such as medical bills) or you risk delays.
- After you are injured in a workplace accident, you must go to the specific physician or clinic as instructed by your employer for your FIRST visit. After this initial visit, you can go to your preferred doctor.
Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
While you can file your workers’ compensation claim by yourself and go through the entire process without legal representation, it can be a long, hard road on your own. If the insurance company denies your claim, you will be required to present evidence, interview witnesses, and wade your way through a complex, and time consuming, legal system to win your case. All the while, you will be up against a skilled lawyer whose job it is to make sure you don’t get the benefits you deserve. If you work with one of our lawyers at Powers & Caccavale, you will have the advantage of having all your questions answered, a legal strategy tailored to your specific circumstances, and an experienced lawyer advocating on your behalf throughout every stage of the process.
Call us today for a free consultation at (617) 379-0016 or send us an email.