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Do I have a Workers' Compensation Claim?

The State of Massachusetts Workers' Compensation is insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job.

If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to Massachusetts Workers' Compensation benefits, regardless of who is at fault.

The best way to know is to call us at (617) 203-2161 and speak with a Workers’ Compensation Specialist. We are available to answer your questions Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 11:00pm.

For a work-related injury, you may be eligible for compensation for any of the injuries listed below:
Any accident that occurs during your normal work day.
Preexisting conditions that the workplace accelerates or aggravates. (Examples may include a back injury, even though you don't notice the pain from the injury until later.)
Injuries that are the result of consistent repetitive tasks that are related to you job, (for example back strains from constant lifting, or wrist injuries (carpal tunnel), from repetitive tasks such as typing or data entry).
Injuries caused during breaks, lunch hours, and work-sponsored activities (such as a company picnic), and at-work injuries caused by company facilities, such as a chair in the company lunchroom.
Diseases such as lung cancer, if contracted by exposure to toxins at work as a result of normal working conditions.
Injuries resulting from mental and physical strain brought on by increased work duties or work-related stress. In some states, this includes employees who develop a disabling mental condition because of the demands of the job and a supervisor's constant harassment.
Injuries resulting from a crime that was committed at your place of employment.
If a Massachusetts employee is injured on the job due to physical injury or stress, he or she typically fills out a form at work that starts a Massachusetts Workers' Compensation claim. The completed form is then sent to the employer's insurance company who then pays the injured employee's medical costs and also pays the employee money for time off from work. This money is in lieu of wages the employee would have earned on the job.