On a daily basis, most Massachusetts residents wake up and get ready for work with their mind focused on doing a good job and providing for themselves and their families. But this routine can be quickly derailed when a workplace accident leaves you with an injury. Being injured on the job could mean that you are forced to take on medical expenses, and you might be unable to work for a given period of time. These expenses, and your lost wages, can threaten your financial well-being, and it may leave your family worried about how to get by.
The good news is that, as was discussed on the blog a few weeks ago, you may be able to pursue compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages through the workers’ compensation system. Through the workers’ compensation claims process, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries, giving you the financial resources you need to obtain adequate medical care and find stability until you can get back on your feet.
The bad news is that obtaining these benefits is not automatic. You will need to file a claim, which could very well be denied. If it is denied, then you might want to consider filing an appeal so that you have another shot at recovering the compensation you need. This can be challenging, though, as your case may have legal issues that the state sees as barriers to receiving workers’ compensation.
Those individuals who find themselves in this position need to work hard to ensure that their claim is as strong as possible before proceeding. This means knowing how to use the law as a buttress to one’s claim, and using the facts to strengthen one’s claim that he or she meets the workers’ compensation requirements.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Colonna & Doyle have been helping injured workers prepare their initial claims and appeals for years. We know what the state is looking for and how to successfully navigate the system. This is why our clients to us for assistance in seeking out the benefits they need to get by while they focus on recovering their health.