3 FAQs about workers’ compensation and attorney fees
Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young | Lowell Workers' Compensation Lawyer
by bkabritsor
1M ago
No matter where you work, you have rights. If you have suffered from a workplace injury, workers’ compensation laws provide compensation. Unfortunately, not every claim goes as planned. Understanding why it happened and getting legal assistance may help you appeal that decision. 1. Why was my workers’ compensation claim denied? A claim denial happens for many reasons. In some cases, the insurance provider may determine that your injury was not a result of a workplace incident and was a pre-existing condition. They may also believe that you have not provided adequate evidence that the event hap ..read more
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What is the timeline of a worker’s compensation claim?
Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young | Lowell Workers' Compensation Lawyer
by bkabritsor
3M ago
No matter what kind of job you have, you are likely at risk for some kind of injury. The kinds of injuries that you are at risk for can vary depending on what you do. While you may feel stressed and confused after experiencing an injury, that does not mean that you need to let it overwhelm you. Understanding the timeline or a worker’s compensation claim can help ease your mind. The first step If you have experienced an injury at work, whether it was an unexpected one-time occurrence or an injury that built up over time due to repetitive stress, then you need to make sure that you report it to ..read more
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Expenses covered by workers’ compensation
Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young | Lowell Workers' Compensation Lawyer
by bkabritsor
5M ago
Massachusetts law requires employers to carry worker’s compensation insurance in anticipation of employee injuries on the job. If you are a victim of a workplace injury, your worker’s comp benefits should help alleviate some of your financial stress during an incredibly difficult time. Income loss and disability After a work-related illness or injury, you may need extensive time to heal and recover, which means you may be out of work for a while. For sick and injured workers in Massachusetts, there are three types of wage loss payments: Temporary Total Disability: replaces income when you cann ..read more
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Can you get worker’s comp for an illness?
Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young | Lowell Workers' Compensation Lawyer
by bkabritsor
8M ago
Many are familiar with worker’s comp, especially in instances where there has been an injury on the job. However, some may wonder if it is also available in other situations as well. This can be particularly true for those who are dealing with an illness instead of an injury. If you are too ill to work, it is important to understand your rights and options. Understanding worker’s comp Worker’s compensation is a type of insurance that can help provide assistance to those who have experienced an illness or injury as a direct result of their job. This does not cover illnesses and injuries that ha ..read more
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The 5 most dangerous job types for work injuries in Massachusetts
Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young | Lowell Workers' Compensation Lawyer
by jonathan.brandis@thomsonreuters.com
9M ago
Every job you can think of carries some level of risk to your physical fitness and mental health. But some jobs are more dangerous than others. For example, an office job is unlikely to expose you to falling from dozens of feet in the air or getting your limb crushed by a heavy piece of machinery. Job injuries by industry The Massachusetts Department of Public Health compiled data on nonfatal workplace injuries by industry in 2007. The report sorted the injuries by raw numbers and per 100 workers. Based on that information, here are the five most dangerous jobs in the Commonwealth: Transportat ..read more
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Can you get workers’ compensation for an on-the-job car crash?
Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young | Lowell Workers' Compensation Lawyer
by bkabritsor
1y ago
When you suffer a serious injury in an on-the-job car crash in Massachusetts, you may wonder whether you may get workers’ compensation to help cover the costs of your medical care and other expenses. You may be able to secure compensation to help cover your injury-related and other expenses. However, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Massachusetts employers, with very few exceptions, have to offer their employees workers’ compensation insurance if they suffer a serious injury on the job. However, whether injuries sustained in a car crash are your employer’s responsibility ..read more
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Options and qualifications for long-term disability
Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young | Lowell Workers' Compensation Lawyer
by bkabritsor
1y ago
Money is usually a concern for employees who suffer from a severe illness or get hurt on the job. Workers’ compensation can help with expenses no matter what type of health issue you have. Depending on your sickness, you qualify for either short-term or long-term disability. Here is some information you should know about the latter. Long-term disability options Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income exist on the national level. You may be able to take advantage of both SSDI and SSI at the same time in what we call a concurrent claim. At the state level, there is ..read more
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The role of pain in workers’ compensation claims
Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young | Lowell Workers' Compensation Lawyer
by bkabritsor
1y ago
When a Massachusetts work accident results in a serious injury, you may be able to get workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s insurance company. Workers’ compensation laws allow for specific types of compensation. If you are experiencing considerable or chronic pain after your work accident, you may wonder how pain and suffering factor into your claim. According to FindLaw, you may be able to secure workers’ compensation benefits intended for medical care or replacement income, among other areas. However, you are not going to be able to secure workers’ compensation benefits for ..read more
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3 Tips to get full compensation under the law
Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young | Lowell Workers' Compensation Lawyer
by bkabritsor
1y ago
When you get hurt at work, financial costs can quickly add up. For this reason, there are national resources available that can offer assistance in these situations. In the United States, the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs oversees the administration of four types of government compensation programs for people who suffer from work-related injuries and disabilities.   By using these resources, you can receive weekly financial benefits to help cover the cost of lost wages, medical treatment and vocational rehabilitation. The thing is, sometimes peop ..read more
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The role of pain in workers’ compensation claims
Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young | Lowell Workers' Compensation Lawyer
by bkabritsor
1y ago
When a Massachusetts work accident results in a serious injury, you may be able to get workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s insurance company. Workers’ compensation laws allow for specific types of compensation. If you are experiencing considerable or chronic pain after your work accident, you may wonder how pain and suffering factor into your claim. According to FindLaw, you may be able to secure workers’ compensation benefits intended for medical care or replacement income, among other areas. However, you are not going to be able to secure workers’ compensation benefits for ..read more
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