Workers Compensation- Facts You Should Know

Posted in Workers Compensation by on February 19th, 2013

workers-compensation-sm-300x300We are almost all aware of workers compensation and the benefits that it offers to employees. It can provide you with compensation for wages lost, permanent loss of function and some scarring. But does workers compensation only apply if you have been physically injured? What if your injury is that of a nervous breakdown? What if a pre-existing condition causes you to suffer a heart attack or a stroke at work?

In the state of Massachusetts the law provides that you and your family may be able to receive compensation even if the injury is the result of a pre-existing condition, or if something that has happened on your job has caused you mental and emotional distress. That being the case, if you have been injured at work you should contact a legal advisor as soon as possible so that you can be properly represented. If your claim is successful the insurance company will usually cover your legal fees.

workers-compIf you do receive compensation the law does limit how long you may receive these benefits. In our state of Massachusetts the maximum you may receive partial and total benefits is seven years. For more information click here to read more on our Worker’s Compensation page.

At Wynn and Wynn, our attorneys are highly qualified and ready to give you the personal attention you need. We are experienced and have a record of making sure our clients get the compensation they deserve. If you have been injured on the job and you live or work in the Boston area, Southeastern Mass, or The Cape and Islands, call 1-800-852-5211 or click here to request a consultation today.

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