According to national statistics, 25% of the 8,982,730 nonfatal workplace related injuries that result in time away from work were related to slips, trips, falls, or other hazards. With over 230,000 injuries from contact with objects and equipment.
A Brief Overview of Disability Benefits
Workmen’s Compensation is a type of disability benefit that provides for medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial needs. It is required by law that all employers carry this type of insurance on their employees. Workmen’s Compensation can be either temporary or permanent, and understanding how this type of policy works will help ensure you receive fair compensation should the need arise.
The main purpose of workman’s compensation is to provide for:
- Medical Expenses
- Rehabilitation Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Other Costs Associated with Short- or Long-Term Disabilities
If you are injured at work, you may be eligible for workmen’s compensation benefits. The size of your benefit will be tied to the severity of your disability. Under current workmen’s compensation law, a disability can be labeled as short-term, permanent partial or permanent total.
- Short-Term – Allowed to return to work after a specific period of time
- Permanent Partial – Allowed to return to work, but with limited capacity
- Permanent Total – Unable to return to word due to the severity of your injury
Please note that most workmen’s compensation policies only pay a portion of what the individual would receive if they continued to work at their job. This means that you are highly unlikely to receive continued full paychecks while on workmen’s compensation. However, you are not required to pay either federal or state taxes on disability benefits, which can offset the difference in pay to a certain degree.
If you or someone you love has suffered a work-related injury, you may be eligible for specific damages relating to your injury. This type of workers comp. claim is very different from a traditional personal injury suit in that it is not necessary to prove negligence on behalf of your employer. Instead, you are simply required to prove that your injuries stem from a work-related incident.
If this sounds like a situation you are facing, we strongly recommended you contact us immediately even if you believe you might be at fault. Call Altman Nussbaum Shunnarah Trial Attorneys as soon as possible.
At Altman Nussbaum Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, we represent individuals throughout Boston as they seek to resolve their worker’s compensation claims. No matter what stage of the process you are in, our team stands ready and willing to help you move forward. From the initial applications to learning you have been denied benefits, we will help you understand your options and even handle your appeal process.
We also understand that this type of claim comes with significant questions and uncertainties. Clients frequently ask us if they are risking their job by filing their claim or if their employer will be upset with them. During these conversations, we are able to put their mind at ease as Massachusetts state law expressly prohibits any type of retaliation against employees who file a valid workmen’s compensation claim. Understand that this type of claim is a protected right and is vastly different from a personal injury lawsuit.
Our team at Altman Nussbaum Shunnarah Trial Attorneys has worked on hundreds of workmen’s compensation claims and has helped ensure our clients receive the compensation they are due. We represent cases reflecting all types of disability including temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, permanent total disability, and permanent partial disability.
If you have questions about a workplace accident you have been involved in then please contact us today. Our team at Altman Nussbaum Shunnarah Trial Attorneys has the experience you need to help you navigate this stressful time.
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