Workers' compensation is a system of insurance mandated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to provide benefits to employees who are injured on the job. The law dictates that employers must provide compensation to cover the cost of medical bills, up to two thirds of pre-injury salary, some living expenses, and vocational rehabilitation for any person injured in the course of his or her normal employment, regardless of who is at fault. In exchange for accepting workers' compensation, the injured party revokes his or her right to sue his place of employment for damages.
Qualifying for Workers' Compensation
In order to be eligible for workers' compensation, a worker must prove that injuries sustained occurred while the individual was on the job, and that the injuries resulted from performing within the normal course of his or her employment.
Workers' compensation is not necessarily limited only to on the job accidents. Sometimes cases in which a worker developed illness or injury from long term exposure to a daily work environment have qualified for workers' compensation payments.
Hiring an Attorney
If you are unsure whether or not you are eligible for workers' compensation benefits, we strongly advise you to contact a qualified workers' compensation attorney at the Law Office of Steven Brendemuehl. With over twenty years of experience successfully handling workers' compensation cases in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Steven Brendemuehl knows the laws and your rights, and can help make certain that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
If you have been injured on the job, contact the Law Office of Steven P. Brendemuehl today.