If you are injured in the workplace you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses and wages you lost as a result of your injuries, according to the Workers’ Compensation system. The Law Offices of Sousa and Sousa will assist you and advocate for you through this process. From filling out your initial claim forms to negotiating with your employer’s insurance company, you will need expert advice from our lawyers that we will effectively provide.
We have been through this hundreds of times. Get counsel from someone with experience and the confidence and effectiveness to get what you deserve. Our lawyers have successfully handled hundreds of workers compensation cases in the Brockton, Easton, Taunton and surrounding areas.
Below is an overview of how Workers’ Compensation is handled in our court system. It is always important to educate yourself about benefits that you are entitled to, but you are not on your own, call us! Call our office any time to see if you are eligible to collect Workers’ Compensation benefits and for our attorneys advice.
- Any Massachusett’s employer with employees that work sixteen hours or more are required to carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance. There are some simple steps that you can take to assure you are treated fairly by your employer.
- Report your injury to your supervisor – you may become ineligible to receive benefits or have your benefits delayed if you do not properly inform your employer about your injury in a timely and appropriate fashion.
- If your employer does not report your injury to your insurance company within 7 days of you reporting your injury then you must report it- Your employer should inform your insurance company of your injury within seven days of your injury report. They fill out the Employer’s First Report of Injury or Fatality Form 101. If they fail to report the injury, the employee must fill out the form. The claim must be filled out within one year of the injury or onset of sickness. If the claim is not filled out within one year the employee may not be eligible for benefits.
- Seek medical attention immediately – Your safety and well being is your top priority. Your doctor will provide proof of the legitimacy of your injury.
- Benefits you may be entitled to: Treatment of Injury/Illness, Mileage Reimbursement, Death and Funeral, Lost Wage Benefits, Medical Bills, Permanent Impairment, and if a third-party was negligent, compensation for pain and suffering.
- When to seek an attorney – Seek counsel to help you through the claims process. Filling out the necessary paperwork to submit your claim can often be confusing and laborious. The individual has the right to fill out the paperwork on their own. However, a professional should advise you so that you get what you deserve. We will guide you every step of the way so that you are treated fairly and recover the maximum benefit from your injury.
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