Workers’ compensation in Massachusetts is a compromise between workers and employers. This legal framework is found at M.G.L. c. 152. When workers in Massachusetts get hurt at work, they are entitled to have their medical bills paid. They are also entitled to be paid for their lost wages. Such compensation is paid even without showing fault on the part of the employee. In exchange, workers cannot sue their employers for negligence in court.
According to the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents, you must file a worker’s compensation claim with the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA), to do that, you will need to have the following information:
- The date of injury or illness (or death if a dependent is filing for benefits)