Worker's Compensation Benefits

 
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The Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Act is a wage replacement and medical payment system for injured employees. When an employee is injured on the job and is unable to work, after a short waiting period, the employee is entitled a percentage of his/her wage and reasonable and necessary medical expenses related to the employee's injury.
 
 
When an employee is deemed totally disabled the he/she is paid 60% of their average weekly wage during the period of disability not to exceed three years. If an employee is partially disabled (able to perform some work), the he/she is paid 60% of the difference between his/her average wage and what he/she is capable of earning. These benefits are available for 4 years.
 
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When an employee is deemed permanently disabled the Workers' Compensation Act affords benefits for the remainder of his/her life at 66% of the employee's average weekly wage plus a cost of living adjustment.
When an injury results in a permanent impairment, disfigurement or scarring on the hands, face or neck, the Workers' Compensation Act affords additional payments to the injured employee. The amount of the payment will vary depending on the severity of the impairment. The procedure for determining the amount of the payment is complex. A lawyer who specializes in workers compensation law can explain how the procedure and amounts are calculated.
If you are injured on the job and need the help of an attorney who practices workers' compensation law, we can help. At Dolan & Dolan Attorneys at Law in Turners Falls, MA you may talk to one of our lawyers on the telephone. If you desire a personal consultation with us, it is always free. And if we accept your case, we will work hard to get you all the benefits allowed under the law. You do not have to pay any money in order to have us represent you. If we get you benefits you have been denied by the workers' compensation insurance company, the insurance company pays our fees according to a statutorily set rate; not you.