Massachusetts Workers Comp Benefits for Back Injuries

  • Dealing with a back injury is sure to be a challenge on its own, but when your back injury was caused during the course of your job and prevents you from being able to work, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. You can learn more about work comp eligibility in MA and, if approved, what these benefits will consist of.

    Do You Qualify?

    One of the top questions we receive from individuals who suffer work-related injuries is, “Do I qualify?” Many claimants have preconceived notions about eligibility for workers compensation.

    For instance, they might believe that they don’t qualify as a part-time employee; or, they are concerned that, as a new employee, their length of employment will come into play. However, the only true criteria you’ll need to meet to be eligible for workers comp in MA is that your back injury was caused by the circumstances of your work environment.

    The insurer will likely bring into play things such the statute of limitations and whether you were in violation of your company’s code of conduct at the time of your injury. These concerns can be addressed by your attorney after you’ve applied for the benefits that are rightfully yours.

    Benefits You'll Be Entitled To

    MA workman’s comp recipients will have several different benefits available to them on a case-by-case basis. Most back injury victims will collect disability benefits that will total 60 percent of their average weekly income, as well as full coverage of their related medical expenses.

    If your back injury is so severe that you will no longer be able to continue to work in your current field, the insurance company will need to cover the costs of vocational rehabilitation. Additionally, death benefits of approximately two-thirds of the deceased’s average salary will be available to the surviving spouse and children if the back injury results in death.

    Get Help With Your Claim

    Obtaining workers compensation approval can be tough when you’re dealing with the aftermath of a debilitating back injury. For help with your claim from a Boston work comp lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC, you can find us online or call our office at 1-800-660-2270 to set up your free claim review.