Boston Workers Compensation FAQs

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Frequently asked questions

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How long do you have to file a workers compensation claim?

Under Massachusetts law, you must file a compensation claim within four years from the date you first became aware that your disability or personal injury was work related. For a work-related death, the surviving family has four years after the death to file a claim.

What benefits are you entitled to receive under workers compensation?

Workers compensation covers medical expenses and, in some cases, lost wage benefits, rehabilitation, and reimbursement for travel expenses for treatment.

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What is the employer’s responsibility to file a workers comp claim?

Once you report your work-related injury and miss five work days, your employer has seven days (not including Sundays or legal holidays) to file an Employer’s First Report of Injury Or Fatality Form – Form 101 with the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) and the company’s insurance carrier.


When do you start receiving workers comp benefit checks?

After your employer files a Form 101, the insurance carrier has 14 calendar days to either mail you a check or contest your claim and state the reason for denied compensation.

What can you do if the insurance company denies you compensation?

Thirty days after the date of your disability, you can submit an Employee Claim – Form 110, which requests a hearing to contest the denial. It is wise to consult a Boston attorneys who can help you with filing paperwork.

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