Workers' Compensation Attorney
Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Attorney
If you have been injured while working, you may be eligible for lost wage and medical benefits under the Massachusetts workers' compensation statute. Workers' Compensation is a benefit required under Massachusetts law, Chapter 152. The law provides weekly wage compensation and medical coverage to help alleviate the financial strain when someone suffers an on-the-job injury.
Do I Need to Hire a Workers' Compensation Attorney?
Many injured workers have difficulty obtaining appropriate benefits due to the complexity of the workers' compensation system and challenges from the workers' compensation insurance companies. We have over twenty years of experience helping people successfully obtain the benefits to which they are entitled in a timely manner.
Work With a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer That Will Listen
We pride ourselves on being accessible, responsive, and respectful in explaining all aspects and stages of the workers’ compensation claim process. Our expertise and involvement can help alleviate financial and medical uncertainty during an already difficult time.
“Attorney Favata – Lori, You may not realize what a gift you are to others but I know first hand what a difference you've made in R.S.'s life ~ a difference that will impact him every day for the rest of his life.”
Attorney Lori Favata has made many appearances as a guest speaker for radio and seminar programs on the subject of the Massachusetts workers’ compensation law.
"I recently worked with Attorney Favata on my workman's compensation case. From the first moment of contact Attorney Favata gave me the professional advice and guidance I need to see my way forward in an unsettling time. She and her team never dropped the ball; never needed to be reminded of follow up or deadlines. Priceless Professional Honest- They are the best!"
Mary Ann G.
What Benefits Are Covered Under Workers’ Comp?
Typically workers’ comp benefits cover lost wages, disability and medical costs.
Workers’ Compensation is intended to provide injured workers and/or their families the ability to collect weekly wage loss benefits for total and partial disability, medical costs, vocational re-retraining expenses, death benefits, funeral costs and other costs associated with being injured on the job. Click here to learn more about Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Benefits.
Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits You May Be Eligible For:
- Temporary total incapacity benefits- if your injury or illness leaves you unable to work for 6 or more full or partial calendar days (do not have to be consecutive days)
- Temporary partial incapacity benefits- if you are able to work but earn less because of your injury or illness. May include any injury that forces you to take a lower paying job or work fewer hours.
- Permanent and total incapacity benefits- if you are totally and permanently unable to do any kind of work as a result of a work-related injury or illness.
- Medical benefits- if you suffer a work-related injury or illness that requires medical attention.
- Scarring and permanent loss of function and disfigurement- a work-related injury or illness that results in a permanent loss of certain specific bodily functions, scarring, or disfigurement. *The scars must be located on your face, neck or hands
- Survivors’ and dependents’ benefits and burial costs- if you are the spouse or child of an employee who has died as a result of a work-related injury or illness
- Vocational rehabilitation- any injured worker with permanent functional limitations may apply
How are Workers’ Compensation Claims Filed?All workers’ compensation claims are filed through the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents. The steps involved in the litigation process are as follows:
- Reviewing Board
Attorney Lori Favata will guide you through each step of the workers' compensation litigation process. Should your injury at work leave you permanently disabled and unable to continue working, Attorney Favata can also assist you through the process of applying for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits.
When to Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Obtaining representation at the early stages of a workers’ compensation claim can ensure access to the full range of benefits and reimbursements due under the workers’ compensation statute. These additional benefits are most needed and appreciated by clients who are already feeling the financial strain arising out of their inability to earn their usual wages due to their work related disability.
Early representation with respect to Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits is also advisable. While many law firms do not accept clients until their claims reach the hearing level, our firm begins representation as early on in the life of claim as possible, including the initial filings.
Contact us if you have sustained an injury at work, and we can assist you with all stages of the workers’ compensation process.
Our office is conveniently located in Marlborough Massachusetts near Routes 20, 495, 290, and the Massachusetts Turnpike. To speak with a lawyer or schedule a free consultation, call us at 508-624-4700 or contact us by email