Employer Responsibilities for Work Injuries in Massachusetts
Those employers injured on the job may have the right to file for workers’ compensation to cover all related losses. Employers are mandated by law to carry some form of workers’ compensation insurance which also should cover part of an injured employee’s wages while they recover. Independent contractors and certain other works, however, may not be entitled by workers compensation laws. To learn about your rights as an employee, speak with our Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyer right away.
Brooks Law is fully committed to ensuring the rights of injured employees through informed counsel and aggressive representation. We are fearless when it comes to confronting employers and their insurance companies when claims are rejected or inadequately compensated. Trust us to always put your needs first when you are hurt.
Holding Employers Responsible
Employers are only obligated to compensate you for your injury if it qualifies as a workplace injury.
Considerations made when determining if this is the case include:
- Did the injury take place at a company cafeteria or involve your employer in some way?
- If alcohol was involved, was it during a work-sponsored event such as a holiday party?
- Was a preexisting condition exacerbated?
- If a mental condition exists, was it sustained on the job or as a result of the job?
In addition to being required to have some form of workers’ compensation insurance, employers must also post notices in convenient locations easily accessible to employees which contain information regarding their rights.
Begin Your Compensation Claim Today
You need a skilled Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorney to petition for your right to compensation if you were hurt on the job. You need to take action as soon as you suffer from an injury—inform your employer of your injury and contact Brooks Law as soon as you can to ensure that you are getting the coverage and protection you need!