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How to file a Worker’s Compensation Claim in Massachusetts

How to file a Worker’s Compensation Claim in Massachusetts

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:

  1. The date of injury or illness (or death if a dependent is filing for benefits)
  2. The first calendar day of work you missed
  3. The fifth calendar day of work you missed
  4. The insurance carrier for workers’ compensation
  5. The type of body parts injured, and the type of injuries
  6. The types of benefits you are seeking
  7. If known, how long you maybe missing work
  8. Where you went for your first treatment
  9. The name of the facility, and name of your current treating physician

Additionally, it is necessary that you attach copies of at least one of the items before to Form 110- Employee Claim and bring the rest with you to the conciliation;

  1. Unpaid medical bills
  2. Medical reports
  3. Any reports that show how the accident occurred
  4. Witness statements
  5. Witness names

If you’ve been injured at work, call our office at 617-338-7400 to receive a FREE copy of my book; The Truth About Workers’ Compensation Accidents, that provides all the necessary information so you are ready to fight for your case. Additionally, we offer free consultations without any sort of obligation. 

 

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