When people hear the phrase “work injury,” they often imagine a slip and fall, or other type of sudden accident. However, repetitive stress injuries (RSI) are all too common and can affect workers across a wide range of industries.
A workplace injury can leave you stranded with medical expenses and household bills piling up. Fortunately, most workers in Massachusetts are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. The type, amount, and duration of benefits you receive is based on the extent and severity of your injury or illness.
To you, it seems absolutely clear: you were injured on the job or have a work-related medical condition and your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance. You apply for workers’ comp and expect to receive the benefits. Then you get the dreaded Form 104—the Insurer’s Notification of Denial.
According to the US Department of Labor, there were more than 2,500 workers’ compensation claims filed by Massachusetts employees in 2018. If you are among that number, chances are you want to get back to the job you had before the accident as soon as possible.
When you or a loved one suffers a work-related injury, you need professional legal help. In Massachusetts, there are various laws and legal processes governing how and when workers’ compensation is paid.
Every day, medical assistants, nurses, therapists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals treat sick patients and save lives. Yet many people fail to realize that even doctors can suffer slip and falls and other job site injuries.