I suffered an injury while at work. Can I receive workers’ compensation benefits, and if so, when?
In Massachusetts and Rhode Island, most employers are required to provide employees with workers’ compensation benefits. A person is eligible for these benefits if he or she is an employee and suffered a work-related injury. An injured employee may begin receiving workers’ compensation benefits after the injury is reported to the employer and after the employer submits the necessary paperwork to its workers’ compensation insurance company. Upon receiving the paperwork, the insurance company has 14 days to either begin paying benefits or provide written notice that the claim has been denied, listing specific reasons for denial.
If you are wrongfully denied workers’ compensation benefits, contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to help with your claim.